Sherlock is a British television show co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively. It is a contemporary look at Sherlock Holmes, originally created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Nine episodes have been produced, spread across three series, as well as an unaired pilot episode and a seven-minute long Christmas special. Each episode is 90 minutes long.

The show was produced by Hartswood Films.

Series Edit

Three series have been produced as of January 12, 2014, with a fourth to be filmed in 2015.[1] Gatiss, Moffat, and Steven Thompson have written one episode each per season, with directors Paul McGuigan, Euros Lyn, and Toby Haines alternating episodes in series one and two, and Jeremy Lovering, Colm McCarthy, and Nick Hurran stepping in as of series three.

Reception Edit

Critical acclaim Edit

Sherlock has received extremely favourable reviews across all three series. On Metacritic, the first series holds a score of 85/100 based on 17 reviews,[2] the second 91/100 based on 24 reviews,[3] and the third received 88/100 based on 23 reviews.[4]

References Edit

  1. (July 2, 2014). "Shooting on the #Sherlock special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year. #221back". BBC. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  2. "Sherlock: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  3. "Sherlock: Season 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  4. "Sherlock: Season 3". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-07-21.