On October 16th, Fuji TV announced that they are going to air a special episode of their 2012 winter drama ‘Lucky Seven‘ starring Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun in spring 2013.
The drama followed a team of seven private detectives that struggled with various difficult cases. Matsumoto was supported by an ensemble of great actors such as Eita, Matsushima Nanako,Oizumi Yo, and Naka Riisa. One highlight of ‘Lucky Seven’ were the actions scenes featuring Matsumoto and Eita, but it also offered a lot of comical situations, which turned it into a very successful drama with a season-average rating of 15.6%.
In spring the team of seven are going to tackle yet another difficult case in a new special episode that will also feature two prominent guest stars with actress Ishihara Satomi and actor Oikawa Mitsuhiro. The latter is playing a brilliant economist who is rumored to be the mastermind behind a couple of financial crimes, while Ishihara plays his charming and devilish secretary. The protagonist ‘Tokita Shuntaro’ (Matsumoto) is approaching the secretary in order to get to the bottom of the financial crimes, but he soon realizes that his feelings for her aren’t all that fake. He has completely fallen for her devilish charm and keeps on losing sight of his actual objective.
Filming for the special began on October 13th and Matsumoto commented, “I want it to become a special episode that makes you laugh, but also features a lot of action and a thrilling pace.”
Ishihara expressed, “I’m looking forward to work with Matsumoto again. It has been a while that we worked together. I haven’t played that many mysterious characters in dramas so far, but I’d like to work hard and enjoy this new experience.”
Fuji TV has yet to announce an exact date for the special episode