In July, it was announced that actor Ichihara Hayato will star in an action drama series called “Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~” on TBS this fall. More cast members have been revealed, including Ueda Tatsuya (KAT-TUN), Tsukamoto Takashi, and Suda Masaki.
The story revolves around four men imprisoned on false charges. Ichihara plays a man sentenced to 6 years for murder. During his time in prison, his girlfriend (Fukuda Saki) gives birth to their daughter who has a heart illness, and when he finds out that his daughter’s life is in danger, he decides to break free from prison along with the other three men.
The three other escapees are played by Tsukamoto, Ueda, and Suda. Tsukamoto is a former yakuza sentenced to 10 years for murder. Ueda is a former host sentenced to 4 years on drug charges. Suda is the youngest of the group, a former motorcycle delivery man serving 3 years for similar drug charges.
“Runaway” will air on Thursday nights at 9:00pm, starting in October.