The BBC Sherlock series, a modern reimagining of the consulting detective starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, was one of my happiest discoveries last year. It’s a wonderful show, and much too short at only three episodes. (Although each is 90 minutes long, making them more like little movies.)
Per a BBC blog, the next season, due fall of this year, will similarly be three episodes, as follows:
- “A Scandal In Belgravia” by show creator (and Doctor Who producer) Steven Moffat.
- “The Hounds of Baskerville” by Mark Gatiss.
- “The Reichenbach Fall” by Stephen Thompson.
Those are some classic stories, and I’m eagerly anticipating seeing how they’re re-envisioned. Filming began this week.
Update: Best guess at this point is that we’ll see the Season 2 episodes in the U.S. on PBS in May 2012.