Arashi member Kazunari Ninomiya has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming TBS medical drama "Black Pean".
The drama, which is based on the book "Black Pean 1988" written by Takeru Kaido, follows a lone-wolf surgeon who has a 100% success rate and a genius suturing technique. His off-putting, arrogant attitude makes him unpopular with his colleagues. This becomes a problem when a machine is introduced to his department that is able to perform his technique, rendering him unnecessary.
"Black Pean" is set to air in April.