Sherlock is coming

With the first real images from Steven Moffat’s and Mark Gatiss’  modern reboot of Sherlock Holmes doing the round the BBC have now released a press release. It doesn’t give much more information than the earlier press releases have and still no transmission date but hopefully this is a further indication that we won’t have too much longer to wait for the world-famous sleuth to make an appearance in modern-day London.

For you HD TV owners you’ll be pleased to know that the programme will also be aired on the BBC HD channel

Other detectives have cases, Sherlock has adventures

Benedict Cumberbatch (Small Island, Starter For Ten) and Martin Freeman (The Office, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) star in Sherlock, a thrilling, fast-paced update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective, set in present-day London, for BBC One.

Sherlock is co-created by the hugely talented partnership of Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss (The League Of Gentlemen, Crooked House, Doctor Who) and produced by Sue Vertue (Coupling, The Cup).

The three, 90-minute films, written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson (Whipping It Up, Mutual Friends) are directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Gangster No. 1, The Acid House) and Euros Lyn (Doctor Who, Torchwood).

In this unique adaptation, the iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain. They live at the same address, are only interested in the bizarre and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.

Sherlock also stars Rupert Graves (God On Trial, Midnight Man) as Detective Inspector Lestrade, Scotland Yard’s finest, largely because Sherlock allows him to take credit for his deductions, and Una Stubbs (EastEnders, The Catherine Tate Show) as Mrs Hudson, their long-suffering housekeeper.

Steven Moffat says: “Everything that matters about Holmes and Watson is the same. Conan Doyle’s stories were never about frock coats and gas light – they’re about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood curdling crimes and frankly, to hell with the crinoline.

“Mark and I have been talking about this project for years, on long train rides to Cardiff for Doctor Who. Quite honestly, we’d still be talking about it if Sue Vertue, of Hartswood Films, hadn’t sat us down for lunch and got us to work.”

Mark Gatiss says: “The fact that Steven, myself and millions of others are still addicted to Conan Doyle’s brilliant stories is testament to their indestructibility.

“They’re as vital, lurid, thrilling and wonderful as they ever were. It’s a dream come true to be making a new TV series and, in Benedict and Martin, we have the perfect Holmes and Watson for our time.”

Source: BBC

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  1. SnazzyO /

    Wow. Can’t wait. And this picture looks like a more true interpretation of Watson as a early-retired doctor who nearly died in Afghanistan (ala Guy Richie’s approach) vice the portly doctor of other renditions. Count me in as very exited!

  2. SnazzyO /

    Can I get this on the iTouch?

    • geeksyndicate /

      Not sure I was thinking the same thing.

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