18:48 12 March 2010
The BBC have started filming a new drama 'Sherlock'.
Teaming up with Hartswood Films, the broadcaster has began shooting a contemporary remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.
'Sherlock' will star Benedict Cumberbatch ('Starter For Ten, Stuart: A Life Backwards') as the new Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman ('The Office' and 'Hot Fuzz as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson.
Also joining the lineup is Rupert Graves ('God On Trial', 'Midnight Man') in role of Inspector Lestrade.
At the helm of the drama are co-creators Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss ('The League Of Gentlemen', 'Doctor Who', 'Crooked House'), and producer Sue Vertue ('Coupling', 'The Cup').
Show bosses said of the three-part series: "'Sherlock' is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced take on the crime drama genre set in present day London.
"The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain they live at the same address, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.
"The fact that Steven, myself and millions of others are still addicted to Conan Doyle's brilliant stories is testament to their indestructibility. They're as vital, lurid, thrilling and wonderful as they ever were."
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