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Sherlock to Premiere on Masterpiece Mystery on October 24

By Michelle Michalos
Monday, October 18th, 2010
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

On Sunday, October 24, Sherlock Holmes comes to Masterpiece Mystery in Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, and Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade.

The series will feature three segments: A Study in Pink, The Blind Banker, and The Great Game.  From the writers of Doctor Who, Sherlock is co-created and written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

Sherlock airs on Sundays October 24, 31, and November 7 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Watch a preview:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BViNDHp6rHA&fs=1&hl=en_US]

  • BenInBrooklyn

    Cant wait for this one. Looks very interesting…

  • melissa

    Looks good! I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. i was sceptical with modernizing, but the trailer looks like they’re keeping close to the character.

  • LindaBrooklyn

    This looks interesting! I love Sherlock Holmes.

  • Charles Leal

    Love Sherlock and Watson since Rathbone and Bruce. Right up my alley

  • Larry Z

    “Sherlock” appears to be a clone of any of a dozen “clever” detective shows on TV today. Simply naming the main characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson does not make a classic. The original Sherlock Holmes stories are interesting today, not for the representation of police work, but because they illustrate a slice of long forgotten Victorian life. Unless the plots are extremely well put together, I predict a gloomy future for the series. We know too much about the 21st century and have seen too many pretty boy cops on TV to be watch the show for those reasons alone.

  • Hubbard Page

    Judging by the video preview, “Sherlock” looks like a very young man with a pretty-boy face….and all that curly hair!
    Might be good for a laugh. We’ll see if we get by the first episode.

  • Joyce M

    I have an English friend who already saw these in the UK. He said they really are well done and SH fans will probably really enjoy them.

  • Stu Kap

    Jeremy Brett was a fantastic Sherlock -better than Basil R. in my book. If Benedict can match Jeremy’s icy demeanor, or better protray Sherlock as Doyle wrote him – perhaps as an example of one with Asperger’s syndrome – then this should be a good series. If not then his cute looks won’t be the only issue – SH is interesting because of the charcters and deductions, not the simplistic drama enhanced by music.

  • Bob C

    I can hardly wait. Inevitable that I’ll be a little disappointed but that’s good enough.

  • George S

    Looking forward to the series.

  • Evelyn

    Saw the first show this summer in London. Best Sherlock ever: do not miss!

  • allison

    I agree with Stu Kap, Jeremy Brett was my all time favorite “Sherlock”. Miss him greatly. Love to see all the different portrayals of Sherlock. I feel another good portrayal was Rupert Holmes in the silk stockings story

  • Peggy

    Looks excellent by the preview, and will look forward to it!

  • ac1

    top-notch writing, acting and directing…im already sorry there are only three so far. i cant wait till next week!

  • Judith Bercusson

    Just finished watching the first Sherlock Mystery.

    It was absolutely great! Will definitely recommend it to others.

  • Bartel Pritchard

    Just finished watching. Uneven in some ways, but engaging and fun (I’m a sucker for gadgets). I’m posting because I think the preview above was censored: Holmes says (0:50) “It means when the police are out of their depth, they consult me.” In the TV broadcast, I believe he said “when the police are out of their depth, which is most of the time … ” or something close.

  • CMK

    I truly believe that Jeremy Brett is the greatest Sherlock Holmes of all time. Having said that, this new incarnation is BRILLIANT! It has the potential to introduce the next generation to the classics.

  • Bertha

    Enjoyed the first episode. Can’t wait to see the other two.

  • Jill

    I was doubtful when I saw this listed, as I rarely like modernizations — but i truly enjoyed this. I thought it was very well done, and some of the references to the originals, e.g. the nicotine patches, made me laugh.

  • Lyn

    LOVED the update! Should have known it was from people associated with Dr. Who–they did a fantastic job updating one of my favorite shows.

  • barbara

    show was fantastic, can’t wait til the next one1

  • Judith Moderacki

    I had to miss the 1st episode

    Will it be repeated? Can I catch it online?


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  • Sabina Tamburin

    I saw this last Sunday and thought it was great. I hope they re-run the episodes I missed. Sherlock seems to sort of be autistic in some ways which makes it especially interesting.

  • Sharon Denise

    lOVED IT! Three episodes left me wanting more.

  • David

    More damnit I want more!

  • Y.D. Jordan

    why did it stop after 3 episodes?

  • jersy mick

    i absolutely cant wait for season 2,& hopefully, 3, 4, 5…..
    The actors, filming, effects & writing, are top notch.
    i love the 90min time block. Its essential to let mysteries flow naturally.
    One thing I wish they would do is produce a 6 episodes season.