Category: Sherlock

The BBC’s possibly most successful adaptation of the Classical English Detective story, set in the modern world and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

The thing with fandom, the fourth wall, and the media.

Yesterday, Martin Freeman appeared on the Graham Norton show, as part of Comic Relief 2013.

As is very nearly tradition, Martin and Benedict usually also get asked a couple of questions on the Sherlock fandom and the fan fiction and fan art that’s been published over the past three years. Both of them, though Benedict especially, have made an effort to acknowledge that fan works are a good thing, because it means that people engage with something emotionally and intellectually; and that inspiring such a mass of fan works is a mark of how popular the show is.

‘Elementary’–the new Sherlock Holmes on CBS: Gender Trouble.

Huh?

To be quite honest with you, I’m still giggling.  According to the Internet buzz this afternoon, Jonny Lee Miller—who took turns with Benedict Cumberbatch last year, both starring in the National Theatre production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—is going to appear alongside Lucy Liu in CBS’ version of 21st-century Holmes. Now, guess who’s playing who.