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PBS, BBC Rebooting 'Sherlock Holmes'

by Oliver Miller, posted Feb 23rd 2010 11:00AM
Benedict CumberbatchReboots are all the rage these days -- and Sherlock Holmes, well, he's pretty popular too.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, PBS is teaming with BBC to bring 'Sherlock Holmes' back to the small screen.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of last December's 'Sherlock Homes' movie, which starred Robert Downey Jr. as the intrepid detective and Jude Law as his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson.

Unlike the movie, however, the TV series will feature an actual English actor as Sherlock Holmes: Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured), who will be putting on the deerstalker cap and moving into 221B Baker Street when the show premieres. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman (U.K.'s 'The Office'; 'Hot Fuzz') will star as Dr. Watson.Benedict CumberbatchReboots are all the rage these days -- and Sherlock Holmes, well, he's pretty popular too.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, PBS is teaming with BBC to bring 'Sherlock Holmes' back to the small screen.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of last December's 'Sherlock Homes' movie, which starred Robert Downey Jr. as the intrepid detective and Jude Law as his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson.

Unlike the movie, however, the TV series will feature an actual English actor as Sherlock Holmes: Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured), who will be putting on the deerstalker cap and moving into 221B Baker Street when the show premieres. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman (U.K.'s 'The Office'; 'Hot Fuzz') will star as Dr. Watson.

Cumberbatch is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Stephen Hawking on the show 'Hawking,' so he has at least some experience in playing a slightly-eccentric genius.

The show will be written by Steven Moffat, who wrote and produced the latest 'Dr. Who' reboot.

And that isn't even the end of the reboots for PBS: The network will also be bringing back 'Upstairs, Downstairs,' an English drama that was a big hit for the network in in the '70s.

Finally, PBS will team with BBC once more for three episodes of 'Aurelio Zen,' a new miniseries starring Rufus Sewell as an Italian detective. 'Aurielo' is based on a long-running series of mystery novels.

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