Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is beyond the shadow of a doubt one of Australia’s major screen success stories of recent years. Based on the novels by Australian author Kerry Greenwood, the series—which ran for three seasons between 2012 and 2015—charted the exploits of the eponymous Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a glamorous private detective solving crimes in 1920s Melbourne while engaging in a will though/won’t they romance with hunky Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page).
As fans—and they are legion—know, the debutante detective even made the leap to the big screen with last year’s Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, a partly crowd-funded cinematic adventure that pulled out all the stops.
But an even more telling marker of success isn’t whether you’ve made it to the movies; it’s whether you’ve been remade. Already one of our most popular screen exports, with fans in 172 different territories, Miss Fisher—or a version thereof—is making inroads in the East in the form of Miss S, a coproduction between HBO and the Chinese company Tencent Penguin Film.