By this point, you must be fully aware of my obsession with all things Doctor. Well, that obsession seems to be spilling over into all things Moffat. Admittingly, I have only read a few of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpieces. But what I do seek out is any modernization of classic notions. Insert Sherlock last year. And it was bloody brilliant. It honestly may have been the most intriguing 4 and half hours of television I watched all last year. And bonus that Martin Freeman in portraying Watson, and will be Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit. Double bonus for casting an actor named Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. I mean, the name says it all, not to mention, when you get down to it – he simply kicked ass.
While we will not get any new Sherlock on screen until 2012, The BBC has released some footage through a promotional video highlighting their upcoming programming. The clip shared is from the second episode, “The Hounds of Baskerville”, an adaptation of a famous Holmes story, The Hound of Baskervilles.
In this sneak peek we see Russell Tovey (Being Human) as Henry Baskerville being dismissed by Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch). Holmes appears to not see anything significant in the case, telling Baskerville that the footprints “could be anything, therefore nothing.” Though we later see Holmes and Watson (Martin Freeman) investigating in the dark, so something must entice Holmes towards this case. Let’s take a look:
TV Overmind has some more details on this, so head on over and read the full article!
This is sort of old news, but since I was sharing some Sherlock stuff, I wanted to add this because I do love this character. The first book I ever read was of course, A Scandal in Bohemia in which we meet our Irene. She is in fact a formidable match for Holmes which I think excites and perplexes him. Throughout Doyle’s writings he always references Adler as ‘her’ , almost as if she’s the one that got away. The actress who has been cast is Lara Pulver. Now, the character is American, from new Jersey in-fact, but Pulver is British. Let’s hope they stick to the storyline.
The three new episodes will be titled:
- A Scandal in Belgravia
- The Hounds of Baskerville
- The Reichenbach Fall