Sherlock is a British television series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson.
After an unbroadcast pilot was produced in 2009, the first series of three 90-minute episodes, "A Study in Pink", was transmitted on BBC One and BBC HD in July and August 2010 and followed by "The Blind Banker" and "The Great Game". A second series of three episodes is due to be broadcast in early 2012.
The series was produced by Hartswood Films for BBC, and co-produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series. Filming took place at various locations, including London and Cardiff.
Filming for Season 2 began on May 16, 2011 and ended on August 24, with the BBC Press Office confirming details of the upcoming series. It will air in the UK early 2012, with a PBS broadcast confirmed for May 2012.
At the Kapow! 11 convention, Mark Gatiss confirmed that the three episodes would be based on the stories A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem.
Genre: Crime drama
Created by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Based on the works of: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Written by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Steve Thompson
Directed by: Toby Haynes, Euros Lyn, Paul McGuigan
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves
Composer(s): David Arnold, Michael Price
Country of origin: United Kingdom
No. of series: 1
No. of episodes: 3 (List of episodes)
Executive Producer(s), Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Rebecca Eaton
Masterpiece: Bethan Jones
BBC Producer(s): Sue Vertue Editor(s): Mali Evans, Charlie Phillips
Cinematography: Steve Lawes
Camera Setup: Single Camera
Running Time: 90 Mins
Production Company(S): Hartswood Films, BBC Wales, WGBH
Broadcast Original Channel: BBC One, BBC HD
Picture Format: 1080i (HDTV), 576i (SDTV)
Audio Format: Stereo
Original Run: 25 July 2010 -- Present
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