Actress Maki Horikita, 24, will play the main character in Fuji TV's new drama "Miss Pilot," which starts in October in the 9 p.m. prime time slot on Tuesdays.
Female pilots are still rare in Japan (only 20 out of 2,500 pilots at ANA are women). "Miss Pilot" depicts the struggles that female pilots are facing everyday, Horikita said.
"Miss Pilot" will be Horikita's second time to play the lead in TV series since NHK's morning drama "Ume-chan Sensei" last year, which had an average viewer rating of 20.7%. It was the first time in 9 years for the average rating of a morning TV drama to exceed 20%.© Japan Today