A few weeks ago, Kuroki Meisa (23) and Tabe Mikako (22) were announced as co-stars in a suspense drama series titled “Jiu: Keishichou Tokushuhan Sousakei.” At the time, it was said that the villain of the series would be played by a popular music artist from overseas, and now his identity has been revealed: L (19) of the Korean group Infinite.
“Jiu” is based on a series of novels by Honda Tetsuya about two female police detectives who are trying to hunt down a man named Jiu (played by L), a criminal ringleader responsible for a series of brutal crimes. The character is described as a handsome young man with blond hair, who has outstanding vision and reflexes and who “knows no pain.”
Infinite debuted in Korea in 2010. In Japan, they have released four singles in consecutive months, from January to April of this year.
TV Asahi will broadcast “Jiu” on Friday nights at 11:15pm, starting in July.