Anyway, Young Sherlock is a 40-episode historical-detective drama filled with mystery, suspense, and romance. The historical epic will also touch on intriguing political drama, including Wu Mei Niang's rise to imperial power and the Xuanwu Gate Incident.
In "Young Sherlock", twenty-year-old Renjie travels to the empire's capital, Chang'an, to take the imperial Mingjing examinations - supervised by the Empress Consort, Wu Mei Niang. During the examination, an assassin disguised as a student attempts to kill the Empress, but was stopped by Renjie.
The Empress later on orders Renjie to track the killer, who Renjie later realises to be a woman.