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CBS Tracks Down Its Own Modern Take On Sherlock Holmes

While fans on both sides of the Atlantic eagerly await the second season of the U.K. drama Sherlock, CBS is on the trail of its own modern-day take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed sleuth.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a script for the drama from CBS Television and Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Kidnapped). The duo will executive produce alongside Rob Doherty, who will write the script.

Meanwhile, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, director Guy Ritchie’s sequel to the 2009 Robert Downey Jr.-Jude Law blockbuster, arrives in theaters Dec. 16. And the second season of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, premieres in 2012.


  • Big H

    I hope the second season is longer than 3 episodes.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t CBS try a “modern” version of Sherlock Holmes in the 80s?

    Okay, sure their version was frozen for a century and working with Watson’s great-great-granddaughter, but it was still Sherlock in the modern day. Of a sort.

  • LadyRedCrest

    Sorry Big H. It is only 3 episodes again. But there is already talk surfacing about a third series.

  • Big H

    Well hopefully they are still 90 minute episodes!

  • Taj Gunn

    You’re thinking of the cartoon, Sherlock holmes in the 22nd century