NEW YORK – The HBO Asia series MISS SHERLOCK will be available to HBO’s U.S. subscribers across all of the channel’s platforms, including HBO GO®, HBO NOW® and participating television and streaming partner platforms, as well as free on demand channels, starting SATURDAY, SEPT. 1. MISS SHERLOCK is the latest programming from HBO’s international partners to be made available to U.S. subscribers, joining critical hits such as HBO Europe’s “Wasteland” and “Aranyélet”; HBO Asia’s “Halfworlds” and “The Teenage Psychic”; and more.
Co-produced with Hulu in Japan, the eight-part series is HBO’s first Japanese original. Re-envisioned and set in modern-day Tokyo, MISS SHERLOCK is a bold interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, with the iconic characters played by women. Yuko Takeuchi (“Dog in a Sidecar,” “Flashforward”) stars in the title role, while her crime-solving partner, Dr. Wato Tachibana, is played by Shihori Kanjiya (“Chiritotechin,” “Kuchizuke”).
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.