Moffat’s Sherlock Tonight

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With Steven Moffat busy masterminding all things Doctor Who, you wouldn’t think he’d have time to do anything else. But somehow -- perhaps by means of a TARDIS -- the executive producer has found time to work on another project. Tonight he brings Sherlock Holmes into the 21st century.

The three-part series, co-created with another Doctor Who writer, Mark Gatiss, is appropriately called Sherlock. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as master-sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. Moffat has written the first episode entitled A Study In Pink. The synopsis is below.

A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate; it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled -- and only one man can help.

Here is the trailer.

As a side note, rumours surfaced this week that Benedict Cumberbatch may have a future role in Doctor Who based on some hints dropped in a recent interview with Digital Spy. Speculation arose that he may even play the Doctor when Matt Smith leaves, but Moffat has since denied it. Could he be in line to play the next Master, perhaps?

Sherlock begins tonight at 9pm on BBC1 and BBC HD.