Go Behind the Scenes of Sherlock

Airdate: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 9:00pm
Leading up to the long-awaited return of Masterpice: Sherlock (Season 3) on January 19 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED,  Unlocking Sherlock, a one-hour special explores how writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the hit television sensation. Unlocking Sherlock premieres Sunday, January 12, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on KUED. As a special holiday gift for Sherlock fans, PBS has made the program available for streaming on PBS.org.
 
“As excitement builds for the new season of Sherlock, we invite viewers to join us as we delve into the writers’ inspiration for the modern-day Sherlock Holmes that has captivated fans nationwide,” said Beth HoppeofPBS. “This special highlights the transformation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most-portrayed character into a cultural phenomenon.”
 
Unlocking Sherlock takes viewers on a personal voyage through the versions of Holmes that have served as inspirations for the new series – the original stories, their factual origins, hundreds of film adaptations – to arrive at their thoroughly modern Sherlock. Moffat and Gatiss explain the challenges they encountered adapting the original adventures of the iconic super-sleuth. The special goes behind the scenes on the set of the hit television series, and includes interviews with actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Lara Pulver, who talk about the reinvention of their fictional characters. 
 
Moffat and Gatiss describe the evolution of Dr. Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Mycroft, Jim Moriarty and Irene Adler, as well as Holmes, from Conan Doyle’s original characterizations, through numerous cinematic and televised versions to the contemporary Sherlock.
 

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