It has been announced that this spring NTV will be airing a new drama that will star Johnny's Juniors and members from AKB48's Team 4 and a KKS (the trainees for AKB48). The drama will begin airing on April 14th. The Juniors that will be in the drama are; Kyomoto Taiga, Tanaka Juri, Koichi Yuugo, Lewis Jesse, Matsumura Hokuto and Morimoto Shintaro.
EDIT: Have some new information. The drama will be titled Shiritsu Baka Rera Koukou and will be written by Akimoto Yasushi, the producer of AKB48. The drama is about two schools, a boys school known for its delinquents and a girls school known for its beautiful lady-like students, being merged together into one school. The leads will be Morimoto Shintaro and Shimada Haruka.
Newspaper image from Tokyo Graph's twitter announcement. (Japanese)
NTV website (Japanese)
From what I can gather from the news article, or at least the bits that can be read, it will be in a junior high school setting, which I would have guessed considering the ages of those starring.
I am so excited for this drama. It is like Johnny's picked all my favorite Juniors for this. I'm not sure if I'm more excited that Shintaro is getting to act in another drama again, or that Yuugo and Hokuto are doing something together post-B.I. Shadow, or that finally Kyomoto, Juri and Jesse are getting to act in a drama. I think this is one of those cases that even if the drama is bad I would still watch it. But I hope it is good and that it will do well.
I cannot wait until they start promoting for the drama so I can see more of them. Though I do wonder what NTV is going to do about the theme song for the drama. I personally would have no issue with these Juniors getting grouped to sing something for it. But of course I would think AKS would want their girls to do something as well. So most likely it will not be a song from either group. But I will keep dreaming, if only because these six Juniors would be like a dream group for me.
EDIT: With the new info I have to saw I'm even more excited as this will be the first time Shintaro gets to be a lead in a drama. I was really worried about what would happen to him after his brother's scandal but it looks like Johnny's still believes in him and is willing to promote him and not just shuffle him into the background.