Four-episode first season will premiere in March of 2016
NHK has updated the official page for its upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's fantasy novel series Seirei no Moribito/Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit with a main visual featuring 30-year-old actress Haruka Ayase as the protagonist Balsa. It is produced in 4K format as the 90th anniversary title of Japan's national public broadcasting organization established in 1924.
The 22-episode series will cover the whole story of the novel's 12 volumes (including two spin-off stories) and is scheduled to be aired in three parts from 2016 to 2018. The four-episode first season will premiere in March of 2016, then followed by the nine-episode second season in early 2017 and nine-episode third season in 2018. Naoki Sato, best known for his works for the early PreCure TV series (from 2004's Futari wa PreCure to 2008's Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!), provides soundtrack music.
via: Oricon Style