"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," with Rose and Scott, Premieres on HBO March 29

News   "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," with Rose and Scott, Premieres on HBO March 29
 
The new HBO series "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," starring Grammy winner Jill Scott and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, debuts on HBO March 29.
Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose Photo by Andrew Macpherson

Airing at 8 PM, late director Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient") directed and penned the pilot for the seven-episode series that is based on the popular Alexander McCall Smith novels. Jill Scott stars as "Precious Ramotswe, the eminently sensible and wise proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by her highly efficient yet rather peculiar secretary Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe investigates cases, helps people solve problems in their lives, and begins a special friendship with the highly respectable owner of a local garage," press notes state.

Anika Noni Rose in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
photo by Keith Bernstein

Rose (Caroline, or Change, "Dreamgirls") appears as Ramotswe's secretary, Mma Makutsi, with fellow cast members Lucian Msamati as JLB Matekoni and guest stars David Oyelowo, Idris Elba, Colin Salmon and Tony winner John Kani (Sizwe Banzi Is Dead). All subsequent episodes of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" were written by Nicholas Wright and Robert Jones and were directed by Charles Sturridge and Tim Fywell.

For further information visit HBOLadiesDetectiveAgency.

Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" Photo by Keith Bernstein
Today’s Most Popular News: