In August, TV Asahi announced that it is producing a big budget drama special titled "Keikan no Chi," based on the acclaimed novel by Jo Sasaki. Further details have now been revealed, highlighting just how ambitious the project is.
It was already known that Yosuke Eguchi, Hidetaka Yoshioka, and Hideaki Ito would be starring in the drama, playing three generations in a family of cops. It turns out that the cast will be composed of over 150 people, including many top actors such as Koichi Sato, Katsunori Takahashi, Shinobu Terajima, Shigeru Izumiya, Masato Ibu, and Miyoko Asada.
Filming took place across the country for 3 months, wrapping up in early November. The production cost amounts to several hundred million yen, making it one of the most expensive dramas ever produced by the network. The finished work, clocking in at 5 hours long, will be broadcast this winter.