We know things have been quiet on the Belle-Noir front all week (we have great things lined up for next couple of weeks though, promise!). But we would have never forgiven ourselves if we did not shine the light on Miss Jill Scott and the debut of her new HBO series, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, which premires this Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 9:00pm EDT.
The new series is based on the novels by author Alexander McCall Smith, and was shot completely in Botswana, Africa. Miss Scott plays the story's protagonist, Precious Ramotswe, owner of Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.
We think the lovely folks at Bupgrade put it best:
"In addition to being happy about seeing black people-- Africans especially-- on a major American network, we also appreciate the subject matter of Precious' business. She tackles real issues that bond black people across the globe: poverty, inadequate access to healthcare, relationship problems and more. Anika Noni Rose also plays a major role, and the fact that Idris Elba also makes guest appearances just cemented our loyal and undivided attention."
For more information on the show, visit the show's official page on HBO.com.