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Has Sherlock stifled Sherlockian TV output?


I've never made a secret of the fact that I prefer a Victorian Holmes. Don’t get me wrong, I love Sherlock but I do feel that all the time it is on (and probably for some time after it finishes) we won’t see a Victorian Sherlock series on our screens (well not a new one).



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Yes, over in Russia they are working on a Victorian Holmes but that is not likely to find a home on mainstream UK (or US?) television. As I have remarked before, there seems to be (by and large) only room for one TV Holmes at a time. Here in the UK it is (mostly) Sherlock and in the US Elementary. The cinema is a different country (so to speak) and a certain Mr Downey has it sown up (for better or worse) for the time being.

The new Russian Holmes
Is there room for a Victorian Holmes? Well the Russians certainly seem to think so but the chances in Western Europe and the US seem slim. What is beyond doubt is that there is (in the UK) an appetite for Victorian-set crime drama. The likes of Ripper Street and The Suspcions of Mr Whicher seem to bear that out.

However I fear we have to resign ourselves to not seeing Sherlock in his natural habitat for the foreseeable future.




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