Atsuko Maeda is cast in NHK drama special “Gakko e Ikenakatta Watashi ga (Ano Hana) (Koko Sake) wo Kaku made.” The drama special is based on autobiographical novel “Gakko e Ikenakatta Watashi ga 『Ano Hana』 『Koko Sake』 wo Kaku made” by Mari Okada. Mari Okada has previously written screenplays for movies “The Dark Maidens” and “My Teacher.” For the drama special, Atsuko Maeda will play Mari Okada. She grew up as a hikkimori, but she moves to Tokyo and becomes a screenwriter. Also cast in supporting roles are Shunsuke Daito, Kenta Hamano, Mijika Nagai and Yoichi Nukumizu.
“Gakko e Ikenakatta Watashi ga (Ano Hana) (Koko Sake) wo Kaku made” airs September 1, 2018 in Japan.