CBS’ Elementary ended its run this week, the last Sherlock standing in the current era of modern-day Sherlock Holmes television series. It was the longest running of the shows – and in many ways, as clever as the others. To put it all in perspective, the series ran for seven seasons, 154 episodes – more […]
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With Sherlock returning today, Ancestry.com hit upon the ultimate connection to make the news. They found that Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who stars as the modern day Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the super-sleuth, are related. They share a common ancestor named John of Gaunt. The 14th century Duke of Lancaster […]
Tonight is the premiere of the new Fox series Houdini & Doyle based loosely on the real life relationship between author Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) and escape artist Harry Houdini (Michael Weston). At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini […]
Tony Lee talks to David Liss about writing Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives for Dynamite Entertainment TONY LEE: David, Moriarty is one of the best known villains of the last century, which is strange considering that he’s actually only been mentioned in a couple of Conan Doyle novels. Why does he call to you? DAVID LISS: […]
I couldn't care less if this new Sherlock Holmes is an accurate portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's character, I only want the show to work on its own terms.
The big new idea in Blu-ray special features is that of “the second screen experience,” something that you’ll run on your phone or tablet in sync with the movie playing on your TV screen. This week, Warner Bros. have released Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on disc, and the iPad extra through the app […]
It probably didn’t take too much to guess which story would form the basis of the next episode of Sherlock. The last chapter saw Holmes fake his death, and the next one will see him return, and that all points to an adaptation of The Adventure of the Empty House, the story wherein Conan Doyle […]
He knows that Sherlock Holmes was not his creation, and he knows that the idea of updating Holmes was not new either, but Steven Moffat is still feeling pretty miffed about CBS’ upcoming show Elementary. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Awards, the BBC’s Sherlock-meister told Newsbeat: It isn’t a version of our show. They’ve […]
I’m pretty sure the basic idea for this film started as a pun. That’s not encouraging, but I’m sure it could still come off. I mean, there are good films out there based on all sorts of rubbish. It all comes down with what you do to that idea. But still: a pun. So, moving […]
The thrust of it is simple: Watson masked her gender when recounting her adventures with the World's Only Consulting Detective.
Seems that Liu is playing a doctor after all, and a medical one at that. And Miller won't be having to do an American accent.
In an unexpected deviation from the original Conan Doyle stories, not to mention the BBC show Sherlock that we've been (unfairly?) comparing it to at every turn, it just so happens that the Holmes-in-New York series Elementary is going to have a female Watson.
This is starting to look creepy. Like Single White Female Creepy. CBS have cast Benedict Cumberbatch’s sometime alter ego as… well, Benedict Cumberbatch’s alter ego in their New York-set, modern day take on the Sherlock Holmes stories. The part has gone to Jonny Lee Miller, who last year starred in Danny Boyle’s stage production of […]
Once again, I should warn you that there will be spoilers ahead as we take a closer look at a few little pieces of tonight’s fresh Sherlock installment, The Hounds of Baskerville. This episode was written by Mark Gatiss, the show’s co-creator alongside Steven Moffat and, I suppose, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hopes were high […]
Sherlock Holmes has proven a very resilient creation, not only surviving but even blossoming through a regular supply of strong and exciting adaptations over his one hundred and twenty some years. More lately there have even been several successful overhauls, complete reworkings that take the essential Holmes components and change pretty much everything else – […]
Originally scheduled for any-moment-now, the second series of the BBC Sherlock has been postponed until next year. There’s been no official announcement of when so far, but we’ve at least got some kind of reliable indication now. Lara Pulver, who will be playing Irene Adler in the Steven Moffat-penned episode, A Scandal in Belgravia, was […]