The BBC One adaptation of Sherlock finally returned to North American televisions last night with “A Scandal in Belgravia” airing on PBS (and streaming on their website if you missed it). The fantastic first episode of the second series introduced the sleuth's famous female adversary and, at ninety minutes, was as good as most films that receive theatrical releases. And thankfully the adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series continues on Masterpiece Mystery! this week with Episode 2, "The Hounds of Baskerville."
The title may sound more than a little familiar with it being a play on the author’s most famous work, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” and if the prospect of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss having Holmes and Watson deal with a mystery involving "the footprints of a gigantic… hound" isn’t exciting enough, BBC has released this compelling little preview for the episode. It seems that a gigantic hound isn't the only thing they have to deal with either as Sherlock seems abnormally anti-social, declaring that he and Dr. Watson aren't friends. Some residual grief over the 'loss' of Irene? Take a look.
BBC also released a series of brief TV spots to showcase the then upcoming second series of Sherlock. They are all pretty rad but short glimpses at the mind of the brilliant sleuth as well as the chemistry between the leading men. While some of the spots really seem to force the anagrams (you'll see in a second), this spot for "Hounds" is actually quite clever with "Secret, Horns, Lurk" actually making sense for the footage and plot of the upcoming episode based on Doyle's most famous work. "Did you see the Devil that night?"
Synopsis from PBS Masterpiece Mystery!,
Sherlock and Watson track a gigantic hound to Baskerville, where the military is conducting top-secret experiments. But whether demonic or dubious, something is stalking the moors...
Sherlock Series 2 airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.