Producer, Head Writer, “Miss S” (China)
Independent, glamorous and unflappable detective, Miss S, debuts in China in spring 2020, breaking new ground for Australian scripted drama adaptations and upping indie distributor all3media international’s involvement in the region’s booming scripted formats environment. The 30-episode Mandarin version of high-end Australian drama “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, set in 1930s Shanghai, stars Ma Yi Li as the eponymous Miss S. Distributed by all3media international’s Singapore-based regional office, the series is produced by the Shanghai 99 Visual Company in collaboration with Tencent Penguin Film and artist management company Easy Entertainment. The show was created by Australian production house Every Cloud Productions; Miss Fisher creators Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox are creative consultants on the Chinese adaptation. They join series Producer and Head Writer, Jin Weiyi, and Shanghai 99 Visual Company Vice General Manager, Wu Xiao, to talk about the Miss Fisher journey, including why they chose this particular series, translating ideas and themes, their experiences making modern TV’s cheekiest detective work in Chinese for China, and what this landmark production means in broader terms in China and abroad.