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(2010– )

Trivia

Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary Morstan, John Watson's fiancé/wife in the series, is the real-life longtime partner of Martin Freeman.
As part of his preparation after being cast as Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch read every original Conan Doyle story.
Sherlock sometimes uses a memory technique that he calls a "Mind Palace." This is not an invention of the screenwriters; rather, it is a method of aiding memory that dates back to ancient Rome. One of history's most famous real-life practitioners was the sixteenth-century Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who introduced the method to China.
In this series, Watson was wounded in the shoulder but has psychosomatic/psychogenic pain in his leg. This is a sly reference to the original stories in which Arthur Conan Doyle was inconsistent about the location of Watson's war wound.
During the hiatus between the first and second series, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch were both cast in Peter Jackson's films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014). This time Freeman took the lead as Bilbo, and Cumberbatch provided the motion-capture and voice for Smaug the Dragon and The Necromancer.
Through the series, several Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle are alluded to, either as episode names or in passing. For instance, "A Study in Scarlet" becomes "A Study in Pink", "The Greek Interpreter" becomes "The Geek Interpreter" etc.
The actual address used for filming the exteriors of 221B Baker Street is 187 North Gower Street, London NW1.
Benedict Cumberbatch was cast after Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss watched his performance in Atonement (2007). They thought he looked like a perfect Holmes.
As in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, the term "deduction" is misused. Like medical diagnosticians, hunters and yes, detectives, what Holmes actually uses a form of inference called "abductive reasoning," which is neither deductive nor inductive.
The role of Molly Hooper was never in the books or short stories and was only meant to be a one-off character to further indicate Sherlock's lack of social skills, particularly addressing any romantic encounters. However, Moffat and other producers loved Louise Brealey's performance so much that they decided to expand her character.
In the original stories, Dr. Watson has also done military service in Afghanistan.
Matt Smith auditioned for the role of Doctor Watson before his Doctor Who audition.
In the summer of 2011 Danny Boyle created a National Theatre production of 'Frankenstein' in which Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller played the creator and monster and alternately changed nightly. Both actors then went on to play another Victorian creation Sherlock Holmes, both set in the present day, allbeit opposite side of the Atlantic.
The typeface used in the overlays is Johnston Sans, well-known for its use in the London Underground.
The usage of the saying "the game is on" is the modern equivalent to Doyle's saying "the game is afoot, " which was borrowed from Shakespeare's "Henry V".

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