NHK officially announced that actress Inoue Mao will be starring in their Taiga drama for 2015 entitled "Hana Moyu".
Inoue previously starred in NHK's morning drama "Ohisama" aired back in 2011, and she also hosted the Kohaku Uta Gassen in 2011.
"Hana Moyu" will feature a brave woman who lived during the days of the end of the Edo period.
Oshima Satomi and Miyamura Yuko are in charge of the script, and Tsuchiya Katsuhiro is the producer for the drama.
"Hana Moyu" will air for one year starting in January in 2015.