Movies and TV
In September 2012, America’s CBS network will launch Elementary, a weekly television series setting Sherlock Holmes in present-day New York, with Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The licensed series premiered on CBS television in the US on September 27, 2012. It is due to be shown in the UK in the autumn on Sky Living.
Read reviews of Elementary online:
‘We Put CBS’ ELEMENTARY Under the Magnifying Glass’ from thetvaddict.com.
‘Elementary: A solid Sherlock, my dear Watson’ from USA Today.
‘Elementary: Save It or Sink It’ from E! Online
In 2010 Hartwood Films’ Mark Gatiss and Steve Moffat created Sherlock, a television series setting Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) in present-day London for a series of three ninety-minute episodes based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.
Conan Doyle Estate licensed the series for US exhibition on the PBS network as part of its Masterpiece Mystery! series. The first season aired on PBS in October 2010, and a second season of three episodes in May 2012. A third season goes into production soon.
Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros)
In 2007, Conan Doyle Estate Ltd licensed Warner Bros. to make the first important theater-release Sherlock Holmes motion picture in years.
Produced by Lionel Wigram and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, Sherlock Holmes premiered on Christmas Day, 2009, and did enormous business worldwide.