Thriller-seeking Pinoys will now get their daily dose of mystery, courtesy of HBO GO this coming October. The brand-new HBO Asia Original series Miss S will premiere from 5 October with two-episodes airing every weekday exclusively on HBO GO. The 30-episode hour-long detective drama is a Mandarin adaptation of the globally popular Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Set in 1930s Shanghai, the series stars award-winning actress Ma Yili (The First Half of My Life, Struggle, My Fair Princess 3) as the eponymous protagonist, also known as Su Wenli, a beautiful and witty socialite who forms an unlikely crime-solving duo with the righteous and serious inspector Luo Qiuheng played by Vengo Gao Weiguang (Ghost Blowing Light, Harmony). Despite their opposing personalities, they manage to crack numerous cases together and share an undeniable chemistry. But the mysterious disappearance of Su Wenli’s younger sister a decade ago continues to haunt her and she will not rest until she finds the truth. Can Luo Qiuheng help Su Wenli unravel the mystery and move on from her sister’s disappearance?
The series begins with Su Wenli’s return to Shanghai after studying abroad in Paris. While visiting her old schoolmate at her home, the husband of Su Wenli’s schoolmate is found dead. To the ire of inspector Luo, the independent, ever curious and perseverant Su Wenli interferes with the investigation as she tries to find answers to the murder herself.
Directed by Deng Ke (When We Were Young, Fly Me To Venus), the series also stars Bu Guanjin (Suddenly This Summer, Nothing But Thirty), Wu Haochen (Crocodile and The Plover Bird, Begin Again), Tien Niu (Fatal Move, City War), Yao Anlian (Factory Boss, Enter the Forbidden City), Xu Shaoying (Three Lives, Three Worlds, The Pillow Book, Trident), Liu Yihang (The Golden Hairpin) and Guo Qiucheng (Liberation, The Listener), with guest appearance by Dong Xuan (Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Unbeatable 2), and cameo appearances by Zhang Yuqi (The Mermaid, CJ7) and Chen Long (The Climbers, All Men Are Brothers).
Pinoy viewers will get to experience the classic 1930s Shanghai as the series, with its rich and detailed panoramic style shots showcasing the nostalgic glamour of old Shanghai, was filmed entirely in Hengdian World Studios. With more than 120 guest artistes in the entire series, over 500 sets of costumes were designed and created, out of which almost a hundred of those outfits belong to the fashionable detective, Miss S.
Stream or download Miss S (#旗袍美探) on HBO GO which is available via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. Download the app from App Store or Play Store on your device and enjoy a 7-day free trial. HBO GO can now be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.