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.
A new sleuth for the 21st Century
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Did You Know?
, Robert Downey Jr.
and Ian McKellen
have all played the character of Sherlock Holmes before. All three of them have also played roles in Marvel movies. Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange, Downey plays Iron Man and McKellen played Magneto. Whilst Sir. Michael Caine
and Matt Frewer
, who also played Sherlock Holmes, both appeared in DC movies. Frewer as the former villain Moloch in Watchmen, and Caine as Bruce Waynes butler Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolans Dark Knight Trilogy. See more
The game is on.
In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more
Referenced in Nothing Good Ever Happens