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).
Yes, over in
they are working on a Victorian Holmes but that is not likely to find a home on
(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 UK it is (mostly) Sherlock and in the
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. US
|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
What is beyond doubt is that there is (in the US ) an appetite for Victorian-set
crime drama. The likes of UK 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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