The Ring star Yuko Takeuchi stars as the modern-day reimagining of the 19th century detective in Miss Sherlock, HBO’s first Japanese original series.
The titular Miss Sherlock Holmes is a British-born Japanese woman who heads to Japan to solve the cases that confound the best police detectives. And her Watson is Dr. Wato Tachibana (Shihori Kanjiya), a female surgeon who has just returned from a medical mission in Syria.
Miss Sherlock will be available to HBO’s U.S. subscribers across all of the channel’s platforms starting September 1, 2018.
Miss Sherlock is an eight-part series that was co-produced with Hulu in Japan. It will likely be the first of many Japanese originals that come to HBO, as the cable network sets its eyes on expanding its international offerings.
Here is the official synopsis for Miss Sherlock:
The show follows the British-born Miss Sherlock Holmes to Japan, where she meets Dr. Wato Tachibana, a surgeon who has just returned from a medical mission in Syria. The two women spark a friendship and become partners in solving peculiar, perplexing crimes. MISS SHERLOCK retains the essential qualities of Sherlock Holmes, as the investigators employ insightful observation and reasoning skills in their new incarnation as strong women.