Jill Scott’s New Series Comes To HBO This Month


Exactly a year after it was announced that Jill Scott would be coming to HBO with her new series, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, said series is finally coming to the cable network later this month. Fans of Jilly from Philly will get to see her playing Motswana detective Mma Precious Romatswe, the main character in Alexander McCall Smith's series of novels on which this series is based, starting on March 29th alongside Anika Noni Rose. BBC viewers in the UK already got to see the 90-minute pilot movie of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and word is that Jill puts in a fantastic performance. Go ahead and set your DVRs from now, and check out the charming preview after the bounce.

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10 Responses

  1. Love it!!! Love her!!! Can't wait!

  2. I have been watching HBO relentlessly waiting for them to announce the start of this series, and I saw the promo for it last week. I will definitely be tuning in.

  3. I saw the screening on Sat and it was great. I hear you can catch the whole thing on Youtube if you are anxious. 😛

  4. I watched this when the BBC broadcast it last year. Your in for a treat as Ms Scott along with the rest of the cast is excellent. I heard there are plans to turn it into a series.

  5. Dam to all you that have cable!!!

  6. I can't wait to see this but what's coming out on DVD on October 27th? the show or the movie. i'm confused.

  7. I haven't had HBO since The Wire went off....I may consider getting it again after catching a few epis on the web if I can.....

  8. I've seen this. She's wonderful.
    It's generous and joyous family entertainment.

  9. I just saw the 90-minute pilot on Youtube and I truly love it. I first heard about the books while listening to the book on tape in my sister's car and Anika Noni Rose is spot on as the assistant, as is Jill Scott who is such a talented woman.

  10. It's about damn time. I was going to try and torrent that pilot/movie and feared HBO wasn't gonna pick it up for the American market.
    But since I DON'T have cable (yay! recession!) I guess the wait for it to hit DVD Woo hoo?