NHK has announced a new drama 「精霊の守り人」(Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) to be released from Spring 2016. Haruka Ayase stars (who also appeared alongside Tatsuya in the movie Incite Mill, 2010).
Filming has begun (Summer 2015) and is set to finish in Spring 2017. This will be an episodal drama (22 episodes). Tatsuya will play the Emperor (帝).
The drama will be based on the fantasy novel “Seireino Moribito” by Nahoko Uehashi (first published July, 1996 by Kaiseisha).