Road to Expedition Party's Glory
実録！ひかりTVスペシャル これが伝説の隊長、誕生の瞬間だ！〜ROAD TO 探検隊の栄光〜
Jitsuroku! hikari TV supesharu kore ga densetsu no taichou, tanjou no shunkan da! ~ROAD TO tanken tai no eikou~
Role: Sugisaki Masao (杉崎正雄)
Director: Toru Yamamoto
Writer: Gen Araki (novel), Tatsuya Kanazawa
Sugisaki is an actor already past his prime. He lands a job as the lead in a TV program. The television program ventures into unexplored territories to locate a legendary UMA (unidentified mysterious animal). Initially, Sugisaki just goes along with the staff who lack a specific plan. Sugisaki soon engages his leadership position in the program and takes his job seriously.
Aired 11 September 2015 (Hikari TV).
This is a spin-off drama produced due to the popularity of Tatsuya's movie 'Expedition Party's Glory', released in April 29, 2015.
Based on the novel "Tankentai no Eiko" by Gen Araki (published September, 2012 by Shogakukan).