BBC’s Sherlock Series 2 Trailer

While reactions to Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows have been even more mixed than the first one, the early buzz on series 2 of BBC’s Sherlock series continues to be strong. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in a modern setting, this time with three more 90-minute episodes based on the stories A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem. The Final Problem is significant in that it is the story that focuses heavily on Holmes’ archenemy Professor Moriarty.

Series 2 will be premiering on the BBC on New Year’s Day at 8:10 pm… could there be a better way to ring in the new year? Although it will not be airing on PBS in the U.S. until May, I’m sure that hardcore fans will find other means of watching these episodes. A handful of short teasers have been released online for the new season of Sherlock; check out all of them after the jump and let us know what you think!

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  • 1138sw

    Love the show and it’s so much better than Ritchie’s version. I always thought that Jude Law was fine and though I love RDJ, I felt he was miscast as Sherlock. Also Ritchie just turned it into another action pic…yawn.

  • http://twitter.com/rjdelight rjdelight

    I doubt their Hound of the Baskervilles will be as compelling as the Chip N Dale Recuse Rangers one.

  • mushroomyakuza

    Guys when you are you going to review Game of Shadows? PLEASE do it!

  • http://www.seandwyer.net Sean

    There’s too much other good stuff out right now but *maybe* in January.

  • eric

    Sean, it doesnt air till new years in uk, wont hit the states till may (i think), what else you got to watch?? I LOVED the first season. The trailer for season 2 does nothing for me. I felt nothing, not dissapointment nor excitement. I assume it will be awesome as was the first 3 eps

  • Steve

    I liked the new Ritchie movie for what it was, but it certainly doesn’t hold a candle to the TV series. I don’t really understand these trailers at all, but I’m sure the show’s going to be incredible.

  • Napalm

    Absolutely cannot wait for this! One of the best shows on right now!

  • Henrik

    The first episode of series 2 was FUCKING awesome. This show rules man, so fucking good. Impressive shit, I’m swallowing these whole, and next week is Hound of the Baskervilles gushhhhhhhhh ^_^

    I wonder if Reed watches this? I think it’s written by the Dr. Who guy, and he seems to watch that. If he has seen this and is not a fan he is not an intellectual.

  • Scuvs

    Awwwwwww YEEAAHH!!!! I’ve got to agree with Henrik, Season 2 has started with an absolute blinder of an episode. The cast rule, the writing is fucking insanely brilliant and it looks top notch. Moffatt, who wrote Doctor Who and Gatiss, who plays Mycroft here deserve a lot of credit for creating this masterclass of televisual delight. And as for new addition Lara Pulver? Oh my! In short, it is so good, Reed would hate it. Which is the greatest plaudit I can think of.

  • http://www.filmjunk.com/category/podcasts/cantankerous/ Reed Farrington

    I haven’t seen any of Sherlock, yet. I lost interest midway in Series 6 of Dr. Who.

  • Napalm

    ^ Get on it Reed.

    Season premiere of series 2 was absolutely brilliant! They really upped the ante with this one. The acting from the whole cast was amazing… the writing was tight and full of twists! I have to watch it again to get the whole thing.

  • Henrik

    Can’t say enough good things about Sherlock. I’m amazed they’re able to make this work so well, and as a big fan of the character of Sherlock Holmes, I fucking love this series. Cumberbatch is perfect I think, and the rest of the cast is fucking excellent. It’s blowing my mind, so pissed they’re not doing a shitton of them, but at least they have a beefy length which works brilliantly. BEST SHIT EVER!

  • DukeTogo

    I imagine that the filming of the Hobbit determines when Sherlock gets produced since both of Sherlock’s main actors star in the Hobbit. Dr Who seems to be suffering due to Sherlock, I haven’t heard when the new series goes into production and last years season of Dr Who was the most mind twistingly convoluted ever.

  • Henrik

    Cumberbatch is blowing up in America now, so it’s probably tough to do more than what they’re doing now.

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