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!