Sunday, July 18, 2010

Preview of New BBC Series Sherlock

Sherlock (BBC, 2010)

A year ago we reported that the BBC had commissioned a new Sherlock Holmes series, a contemporary take on the classic characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Simply titled Sherlock, the series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade. Details from the original books remain: they live at the same address of 221b Baker Street, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man –- it's the world that got old. Now he's back as he should be –- edgy, contemporary, difficult – and dangerous!

From the series description, it seems a single storyline will thread its way through all three 90-minute episodes.

Next Sunday, July 25th, the first of the three episodes airs in the UK and a short preview has been released by the network (though US IP addresses are apparently restricted from viewing it). Someone has posted it on YouTube, which you can see below, and it looks like a fun, well-made modern version of these most iconic characters. We're sure it will make its way to the US at some point -- we're not aware of any immediate plans to do so -- and will look forward to seeing it!

Watch the preview of the BBC series Sherlock below.

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