Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BBC 'Sherlock' Press Release and First Episode Description + New Pics!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Yesterday, the BBC has issued an extensive press release about it's upcoming Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss series Sherlock which you can go peruse here.

It includes interviews with showrunner and co-creator Stephen Moffat, as well as Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 

There will be three 90 minutes episodes in this first series which will air it's first episode on Sunday, July 25.

Here is the BBC description for the first episode:
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!

John Watson – Doctor, soldier, war hero. Fresh from military service in Afghanistan, a chance encounter brings him into the world of Sherlock Holmes – loner, detective, genius. The two men couldn't be more different, but Sherlock's inspired leaps of intellect coupled with John's pragmatism soon forge an unbreakable alliance.

Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson
A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. The fourth in a series of impossible suicides DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got. But even he knows he can't compare to the young man who can tell a software designer by his tie, an airline pilot by his thumb.

Sherlock has a unique analytical mind, earning his living and staving off boredom by solving crimes. The weirder and more baffling the better ...

Across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and hugely entertaining episodes, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.

The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog. With sparkling scripts and unforgettable performances from the two leads, this is Sherlock for a new generation.

Sherlock Holmes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Watson by Martin Freeman, Mrs Hudson by Una Stubbs, Inspector Lestrade by Rupert Graves, Molly Hooper by Louise Brealey and Sargeant Sally Donovan by Vinette Robinson.

Sherlock will air on BBC One and BBC HD starting Sunday, July 25th, 9h00-10h30pm.

I'm hearing good things about the show, and will certainly be looking forward to it.

Will you be watching Sherlock?

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