Set in 19th-century St. Petersburg, the series follows Sherlock Holmes as he attempts to track down Jack the Ripper, who has fled to Russia.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK has acquired the local rights to Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles through its business arm NHK Enterprises.
The 8×52 ‘series in Japan on XXN Mystery begins Sunday. 14. The show, which began in February, was originally broadcast on NTT, Russia’s leading streaming service for the original high-end drama, later on, TNT, the Russian entertainment TV channel.
The series of 8×52 starts Sunday in Japan on XXN Mystery. 14. The show, which began in February, was originally broadcast on NTT, Russia’s major streaming service for the original high-end drama, later on, TNT, the Russian entertainment TV channel.
The show gives a Russian spin to the stories of the world’s most famous investigator. The story unfolds against the backdrop of Russia’s most famous landmarks and landmarks, as Sherlock Holmes attempts to track down Jack the Ripper, who has fled to 19th-century St. Petersburg.
To help him navigate this unfamiliar country, Mr. Holmes (Maxim Matveyev) new sidekicks, Drs. Karthsev (Vladimir Mishukov) and Sophia (Irina Starsbanam) are joined. The pair bring significant local knowledge and contacts to help them solve a series of mysterious crimes while facing conflict and interference from the local police force.
The series was produced by Yellow, Black, and White’s local production arm and streamer START, co-producing Shreda. It is directed by Nurbek Eigen and written by Oleg Malkovich.
Powered by Sony Pictures Entertainment, AXN Mystery is a Japanese entertainment channel specializing in the mystery genre.
The channel offers a troop of high-quality plays from around the world, such as Miss Scarlett and The Duke (A&E); Van der Valk, Midsummer Murders (All3 Media International); POIROT, McDonald & Dodds (ITV); The Art of Crime (Gaumont Television); And Death in Paradise (BBC Studios).
Yukiko Akiyama, Senior Manager of Programming at AXN Mystery, stated, “As we, AXN Mystery, specialize in the genre of mystery, it is acquiring and broadcasting ten-pole mystery-based IPs such as Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie in our Is the major objective.
However, this does not mean that we air every single series available – we carefully select only those we believe mystery fans will like. We chose Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles because Yellow, Black and White, and START made one version so unique and different from previous adaptations. “