This is the trailer for the BBC’s forthcoming miniseries Sherlock, a modern interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. Since I don’t know much about the U.K. except how to do an insultingly bad Cockney accent, let’s go to Topless Robot for the details:
Steven Moffat, the current showrunner for the unbelievably good new season of Doctor Who and the creator of that awesome modern Jekyll miniseries, has decided to modernize Sherlock Holmes in a three-parter simply titled Sherlock. It’s basically just Holmes and Watson (played by Martin Freeman) in 2010, which means surprisingly little seems to have changed about the characters.
Here’s what I like about it: it’s shot on location in London, and the trailer is set to Muse. Beyond that, my only impression is annoyance at Sherlock’s haircut. That’s NOT a detective’s haircut, in this century or any other. Not until Jesse Eisenberg becomes a private eye. Also, can I add that the actor playing Holmes is named “Benedict Cumberbatch”? That’s the Englishest name that ever Englished. “‘Oo’s that yer lookin’ fer, mistah? Whoi, Benedict Cumberbatch, izzit? Blimey, ‘e’s just ‘roun’ the corner, ‘e is!”
I hope his middle initial is Q.