Did not expect to be blogging again today but saw this news and I know I have to share it.
Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in a drama special based off the detective manga series Kindachi Case Files. While I do not see any mention of a network I think it is safe to say it will air on NTV as all past specials and series based on the series has aired on the station.
Yamada will be among other Johnny's such as Domoto Tsuyoshi, Matsumoto Jun and Kamenashi Kazuya who have all starred in specials and/or specials for the series.
Anime News Network article. (English)
Manten Web article. (Japanese)
I guess this means that Yamada has not escaped from given detective roles. Though it has been a while since his last one at least. Not to mention it is also a role that quite a few of his sempai have done so it has a special connection.
I also hope that this might lead to a new series so we can get a Hey! Say! JUMP theme song and new single. But it is hard to say if it will happen as the last special did not lead to a new series, but we will have to wait and see. In any case at least Yamada is getting drama work, now only for the other members of the group to get a bit more.