‘Sherlock’ Season 2 Trailers Tease The Detective’s Return to Action

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Most everyone is familiar with director Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr. That franchise offers an “updated” take on the iconic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character – one that still retains the original Victorian-era setting of the author’s source material, but brings a modern-day Hollywood blockbuster sensibility to the proceedings.

However, fewer people have yet to watch the first season of Sherlock, a BBC TV mini-series adaptation of Doyle’s creation that takes place against a contemporary backdrop, as co-conceived by current Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat and actor/writer Mark Gatiss.

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as the modern-day incarnation of Mr. Holmes, a brilliant consulting detective whose working relationship with the police is all the more volatile because of his anti-social tendencies and outside-the-system working method. Joining Sherlock on his adventures is his roommate and Afghanistan “peace-keeping” war veteran, Dr. John Watson (The Hobbit‘s Martin Freeman).

Check out a handful of trailers for the second season of Sherlock below:

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Those who enjoy the Holmes-Watson dynamic and faster pacing of Ritchie’s films, but have longed for a variation that both “modernizes” the classic Doyle property AND features┬ámore fully-realized character development, carefully-constructed mystery plot mechanics, and fewer bombastic action sequences – Sherlock is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

One of the key components that made the first season of Sherlock┬áboth a fan and critical success (and helped the show earn a BAFTA for Best Drama Series) is that Moffat and Gatiss directly drew directly upon Doyle’s original text for inspiration – in terms of both characters and┬ástorylines.

That will also be the case for season two, which will reportedly feature plots inspired by well-renowned Holmes short stories/novels such as “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – not to mention, an episode based on the famous showdown between Holmes and his arch-nemesis Moriarty at The Reichenbach Falls.

Look for the second season of Sherlock to begin airing on BBC One on January 1st, 2012.

Source: BBC (via The Guardian)

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  1. Infinately better than that Downey Jr. Loud explosiony Holmes for short attention span dumb asses garbage

    Terrifc spin and Cumberbatch even sounds exactly like and has the slightly manic magnitism of Jeremy Brett

  2. I agree, a much better rendition that Downey Jr.’s films. Looking forward to the new episodes, as soon as they become avalaible on Netflix streaming, which is where I was introduced to the first few episodes. I wish they would air on American television.

    • Series 2 is currently scheduled to be on PBS in May.

  3. I love this show; very much looking forward to the return of Cumberbatch and Freeman.

  4. I don’t have a problem with Downey’s interpretation of Holmes, its alright with me. I just don’t like how they’re turning it into action movies.

  5. Wow, glad to see this is comming back to the airwaves! was way better thatn the last movies to hit the theathers. was a very cool take on the series for sure, cant wait to see it again!

  6. AND here i was the only one that disliked the guy richy holmes. THIS series has to be one of the best interpritations of holmes that i have seen, the performences are spot on. CANT wait for season 2….blarph on downy jr.s holmes

  7. VERY excited about season 2 – love season 1! @Kat887, thanks for the info on the PBS airing. :) I was just wondering how long we’d have to wait to see S2 in the US.

  8. I love everything that has to do with Sherlock Holmes, so I can’t say which one I like better. In my opinion, It’s nice how Sherlock can be portrayed as an action star, but then be a strategist in something else.

  9. Fantastic show! Its wonderful to hear that its coming back! Well paced and clever! A modern, youthful Holmes in action!

  10. It looks like I’m the only one who enjoyed both the Ritchie film (haven’t seen the sequel because screw sequels) and the new series. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that it was 3 movies instead of hour-long episodes. If that’s the worst thing I can say about it, then it must have done something right.

    • No, you’re not the only one; I happen to love Downey’s take on the character as well. Many people do, and with good reason. But I love Cumberbatch for this role too. He’s awesome.

  11. Yea honestly the Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes is just nothing like what Sherlock Holmes should be as it tries to make Holmes more of some kind of adventure/action hero than a detective; SHERLOCK however manages to give the show an action like pace but still keeping Sherlock’s detective qualities intact. So really its the best Sherlock Holmes series out right now, not to mention that the dynamic between Sherlock and Watson in Ritchie’s film just doesn’t feel genuine IMHO…but that also comes down to how one personally views their friendship and how it should be.

  12. finally !!!!

  13. I loved the first Guy Ritchie SHERLOCK movie but I must say that GAME OF SHADOWS left me unsatisfied. Its not that GOS (Game Of Shadows) isn’t entertaining or a good film but it falls short of the first one but I can’t identify exactly where in the film. Its more of an overall take. I will get the film in HD BluRay when it is released but its not even close to being as far up my top films list as the first film is.

    As for this BBC series I have watched the first 2 stories so far, still waiting to start the third and I must say it is very entertaining and mind satisfying.

  14. Benedict Cumberbatch certainly is great in Sherlock. I think he really grasp the character, the first time I watch A Study In Pink, I thought, wow, this is Sherlock Holmes straight from the book. As for Watson however, I don’t know why but I really like Jude Law’s portrayal. Not that Martin Freeman is bad as Watson, mind you.

  15. oh man, that episode was awesome! i think it was better then any episode from the first season. i dont think they will be able to top it with the other two but i hope somehow they do.

  16. After seeing A Scandal In Belgravia on New Years Day all I can say is I think I’ve just seen the best TV show of the year, it’s going to take some beating. It’s miles better than the two films. Ninety minutes of fantastic TV. When it gets to the US don’t just dismiss it because you’ll miss a belter of a show.

  17. Just watched A Scandal In Belgravia – quality script by Steven Moffat, great performances from all, and some inspired direction from Paul McGuigan.

  18. Watched the new episode the other night & I have to say – it was brilliant – great acting, wee bit of dark humour – Recommend this Big Time.

  19. Benedict Cumberbatch is a great Sherlock, and since he is becoming famous in Hollywood, that would be cool if he portrayed the real Red John(The Mentalist).

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