The new drama will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko who is well-known for suspense detective drama series "Keizoku" and "SPEC" which were ranked No.2 and No.1 in terms of sales on the video streaming service TBS On Demand. "SPEC" was even the No.1 most accessed content on the platform for 5 years in a row from 2012 to 2016 and is still the top title on the site as of this year. "SICK'S" is positioned as the finale to the "SPEC" saga and will be set in the Tokumu department which deals specially with SPEC holders. The two leads will be announced at a later date.
At the moment, the supporting cast line-up is announced to be as follows:
Ninomae Ito - Kuroshima Yuina (Time-related SPEC holder who is related to Ninomae Juuichi)
Nonomura Kojiro - Ryu Raita (the younger brother of the section chief Nonomura Kotaro who died in the line of duty in the SPEC series)
Sources: Natalie / Oricon