With the success of the 2009 Slightly Steampunk Sherlock Holmes film with Robert Downy Jr. in the title role, it should come as no surprise that a number of Holmesian spinoffs have popped up in the last year or so.
The topic of tonight’s post is an especially outstanding result of this recent infatuation with the great detective, and while in no way Steampunk in its presentation, the source material is so fondly regarded by Steampunks themselves that I felt the production deserved some acknowledgment here.
PBS and the BBC’s retelling of the adventures of the great detective in a modern setting is a far cry from the Victorian England that we Steampunks love to revise, but because this is Sherlock Holmes, it’s sure to capture the interest of the Steampunk community. Thankfully, this newest incarnation of Holmes is blends enough of the new and the old to draw in old fans and still keep them entertained.
On 9 November 2010, all three 90 minute episodes were released to DVD, which you can purchase here. And for those of you who enjoyed Episode One of this series, you’ll be very glad to know that a sequel is already in the mix.