How do you take a classic franchise and make it incredible in a whole new way? Elementary, my dear readers: You have Steven Moffat, executive producer and head writer for the most recent, quite stunning season of Doctor Who, create a miniseries that incorporates his quirky humor and modernizes the story. And that’s just what BBC is doing with the upcoming three-part miniseries Sherlock, which takes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s master detective and places him in modern London.
Steven Moffat stated, regarding his aims with the project:
“Conan Doyle’s stories were never about frock coats and gas light; they’re about brilliant detection, dreadful villains and blood-curdling crimes – and frankly, to hell with the crinoline. Other detectives have cases, Sherlock Holmes has adventures, and that’s what matters.”
And if this trailer is any indication, the miniseries will be as adventurous as adventurous can be:
This promises to be a simply fantastic interpretation of the classic anti-hero. The snarky, arrogant attitude of Holmes looks to be perfectly mastered by actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, let me say that again: Benedict Cumberbatch. Clearly, though, he has managed to overcome that unfortunate setback and achieve the highest levels of cool.
The miniseries airs its first part on July 25.