Last year’s BBC adaptation of Sherlock blew our socks off. It was a brilliant three-episode series filled with incredible actors and fantastic writing. We’ve been excited for series two ever since it was announced by the show’s production team — and here we are, finally being teased by the first-released poster for the second Sherlock series.
For those of you who aren’t in-the-know (and please fix that straight away — seriously, watch it!), Sherlock is a three episode (running at ninety minutes per episode) modern day retelling of the classic Sherlock story, and it’s awesome. Steven Moffat, who many of you know as the lead writer and show runner for Doctor Who (ever since Russell T Davies stepped down), is also at the helm of this project (man, he’s a busy guy!). Sherlock is played by the ridiculously talented Benedict Cumberbatch, who flawlessly portrays everything you’d expect from a modern day Sherlock. His sidekick Watson is played by Martin Freeman (he’s playing Bilbo in the upcoming Hobbit films) — and this character is also incredible. He’s a war veteran doctor with PTSD and acts as the perfect counter to Sherlock’s ridiculous antics.
The second series was expected to hit in late 2011, but it’s since been pushed to early 2012. All we have now is a movie poster and the name of the second series’ three episodes to tide us over: A Scandal in Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville, and The Reichenbach Fall. These three episodes are based on the stories A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Final Problem.
Sherlock-worshipping aside, here’s what you came here for — the poster:
(The poster was released via Steven Moffat on Twitter and we highly recommend following him.)