HBO Asia’s and Hulu in Japan’s very first co-production, Miss Sherlock, will premiere globally across 20 territories in Asia on HBO Asia’s network of channels and services as well as on Hulu in Japan on Friday, April 27.
In this bold interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, re-envisioned in Japanese and set in modern day Tokyo, the iconic characters – Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are played by women.
Yuko Takeuchi (Dog in a Sidecar, Flashforward) stars in the titular role as Sherlock while her crime-solving partner, Dr. Wato Tachibana is played by Shihori Kanjiya (Chiritotechin, Kuchizuke)
In this eight-part, hour-long HBO Asia Original Japanese drama series, Dr. Wato Tachibana, is a surgeon who recently returned from a volunteer doctors’ mission in Syria and Sherlock, an investigation consultant to the police department, come together to solves bizarre and difficult cases.
Other cast regulars in Miss Sherlock include Kenichi Takito (Rhythm and Police, Hanzawa Naoki) who plays crafty Inspector Reimon who tries to leverage Sherlock’s talents to advance his own career; Tomoya Nakamura (Spinning Kite, The Never-Setting Sun) plays Sergeant Shibata, a conservative male chauvinist who works under Inspector Reimon.
Yukiyoshi Ozawa (The Forest, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) plays Kento Futaba who is Sherlock’s older brother; Ryohei Otani (Gunman in Joseon, We Married As Job) plays Dr. Wato Tachibana’s potential love interest; and Ran Ito (Garden of the Wind, Doctors: The Ultimate Surgeon) plays Sherlock’s widowed landlord, Kimie Hatano.
Miss Sherlock premieres globally on Friday, April 27. Watch it on HBO (Astro Ch 411/ HD 431) at 9am, with a same day primetime encore at 9pm. New episodes will debut at the same time every Friday.