BBC and PBS Reinvent SHERLOCK HOLMES As A Series

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

After the success of Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes film, it’s time for BBC Worldwide and PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre to co-produce a new series based on Sherlock Holmes.

According to THR, this version of Sherlock Holmes will have a 21st century spin on the story. The series will star Benedict Cumberbatch (“Atonement”) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (U.K.’s “The Office,” “Hot Fuzz”) as Dr. Watson.

I think Martin Freeman is a great choice for Watson, and anyone who has seen him in the UK version of “The Office” will agree. I am looking forward to checking out the series, it sounds like a lot of fun.