HBO has released a trailer for their first Japanese original production, Miss Sherlock. A co-production between HBO Asia and Hulu Japan, the series is a homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes series of mystery novels that takes place in the present day and switches the genders of the two main characters. The series stars Yûko Takeuchi (Flashforward) as Sherlock, Shihori Kanjiya (Repeat) as Wato and Ken’ichi Takitô (The Blood of Wolves) as Inspector Reimon.
Miss Sherlock is set in modern-day Tokyo and both lead characters are Japanese women – Dr. Wato Tachibana, a surgeon recently returned from a volunteer doctors’ mission in Syria and Sara Shelly Futaba, an investigation consultant to the police department who solves bizarre and difficult cases. Throughout the series, the pair solves mystery after mystery with Miss Sherlock’s extraordinary observation and reasoning skills.
Miss Sherlock spans 8 episodes and will be available through Hulu and HBO every Friday morning.