In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by
The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation.
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Did You Know?
In season two episode one, A Scandal in Belgravia, Sherlock tells Adler about "Coventry". He says "In the second world war the Alies knew that Coventry was going to get bombed because they'd broken the German code but they didn't want the Germans to know they'd broken the code so they let it happen anyway". Cumberbatch later plays Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the German enigma code, in The Imitation Game. See more
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Referenced in Some Girls: Episode #2.5