Kenji Sakaguchi will be playing the lead in a police drama series titled ‘Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijou Nashi,’ set to air on TBS this winter. Sakaguchi stars as a cop assigned to a fictional remote island in the Okinawa prefecture, modeled after the real island of Hateruma.
Nao Matsushita appears as the heroine, the only primary school teacher on the island. Matsushita will also be singing an insert song for the show. Other cast members include Noriko Aoyama and Yoshimasa Kondo.
The drama will run on Sundays at 9:00pm, starting on January 18.
So, there doesn’t seem to be any actors who are actually from Okinawa in this drama so it’s similar to two others (in recent memory) “Ruri no Shima” and “Dr. Koto Shinryojo” which follow the same format.