The supporting cast line-up of new WOWOW drama "Plage" starring Hoshino Gen has been announced. The drama which consists of 5 episodes, is the first drama in 10 years featuring Hoshino in the leading role and based on the same-titled novel by Honda Tetsuya. Hoshino will be playing the 32-year-old lead character Yoshimura Takao, a sales department salaryman at a travel agency who dabbles in stimulants out of fun which then leads to his arrest and dismissal by his company. To make things worse, the apartment where he lives at goes up in flames by accident. Having lost his job and place to live, Takao goes to live in the sharehouse Plage which takes in people with various backgrounds who are striving to regain their former lives or content to stay in a corner of society. Although Takao resolves to restart his life, he gets embroiled into the controversies and troubles involving the tenants there.
Singer-songwriter Sugashikao who is celebrating his 20th anniversary since his debut, will be appearing in a drama for the first time as he takes on a role in this drama. He explained that he had rejected all acting offers to date but decided to take this on since he wants to surprise everyone in this commemorative year and he is on close terms with Hoshino and Ishida Yuriko who also appears in this drama as the owner of the sharehouse so he can work with them in a relaxing manner. Sugashikao will be playing Tomoki who served time for a murder conviction but is still asking for a retrial to prove his innocence He has burn scars from a fire which extend from his face to his neck and doesn't talk much at the sharehouse where he also lives at.
Co-stars also include Naka Riisa, Mashima Hidekazu, Nakamura Yuri and Shibukawa Kiyohiko.