8:30pm – Sunday, October 24 on Channel Nine
Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man – it’s the world that got old. Now the famous detective is back as he should be: edgy, contemporary, difficult and dangerous in Sherlock, the dazzling reimagining of Sherlock Holmes set in modern-day London. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch – Atonement) and Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman – The Office) navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to find the truth in three thrilling, scary, action-packed mysteries.
Sherlock can tell a software designer by his tie, an airline pilot by his thumb. He has a unique analytical brain unlike anyone else in the world and he earns his living and staves off boredom by solving crimes. The weirder and more baffling the better.
The story begins with a chance encounter between Holmes and Watson. Fresh from the war in Afghanistan, John Watson – doctor, soldier, war hero, lost soul – moves into the isolated world of Sherlock Holmes: loner, detective, genius. The two men couldn’t be more different. Sherlock provides inspired leaps of intellect while Watson keeps his friend’s flights of fancy grounded – a formula for the perfect partnership.
With sparkling scripts and remarkable performances from the two leads, Sherlock is the 21st century sleuth for a new generation.