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.
The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation.
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Did You Know?
Watson's P226R is likely meant to be his army service pistol. Although the P226 is used in the British Military, it is mainly used by Special Forces and it is rare to be held by Infantry, where the Browning Hi-Power or the Glock 17 Gen 3, which is phasing out both handguns for its high magazine capacity and reliability, are more common. See more
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