Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sherlock Debuts on Masterpiece Mystery this Sunday

This weekend the 21st century re-imagining of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sherlock, debuts on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery. Created by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss (both of Doctor Who fame), the series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman (who just landed a role in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit) as Watson. It's no secret that I love both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, so I've been very excited about this project for a very long time.

From PBS:
Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Office UK) is back in modern-day London after serving in the war in Afghanistan. His therapist, convinced that Watson is plagued by violent memories, urges him to express himself in a blog. But nothing much ever happens to Watson, and it's not that he's haunted by the war — he longs for it. Enter an eccentric roommate — one Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy). He plays the violin when he's thinking, sometimes doesn't talk for days, and has a dubious career as a self-described consulting detective. When what appear to be serial suicide cases surface in London, a desperate Detective Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves, The Forsyte Saga) reluctantly consults the freakish Sherlock. To Sherlock, a crime spree is like Christmas — only made better by the possibility that these crimes may be the work of a devious serial killer. The game is on, and before it is over, Sherlock will put his life on the line — all to keep from being bored to death.

"A Study in Pink", the first of three episodes, airs this Sunday, October 24 at 9 PM on PBS. Will you be watching?