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· NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, THE: SEASON 1
(released: 9/8/09)






NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/29/09 - 5/10/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from The Weinstein Company's press release, March 2008) HBO will partner with The Weinstein Company and the BBC to bring Alexander McCall Smith's international bestselling book series THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY to television, it was announced today by Richard Plepler, co-president, HBO and Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO. Grammy Award winner Jill Scott ("Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?," "Hounddog") stars in the series, whose two-hour pilot was recently filmed on location in Botswana under the direction of Academy Award(R) winner Anthony Minghella ("Cold Mountain," "The English Patient") from a script by Minghella and Academy Award(R) nominee Richard Curtis ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," HBO's "The Girl in the Cafe"), who also executive produce. The producers are Academy Award(R) winner Sydney Pollack ("Out of Africa") and Timothy Bricknell ("Cold Mountain") for Mirage Enterprises, along with Amy Moore for Cinechicks.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi
· Colin Salmon
· David Oyelowo
· Idris Elba
· Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe
· John Kani
· Lucian Msamati as JLB Matekoni
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexander McCall Smith as BOOK
· Amy Moore as PROD
· Anthony Minghella as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Harvey Weinstein as EP
· Richard Curtis as CRTR/EP
· Sydney Pollack as PROD
· Timothy Bricknell as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Cinechicks
· Mirage Enterprises
· Weinstein Company, The