Sherlock's Holmes and Watson do their prickly Odd Couple thing again as the new season makes its way to North America on May 22nd. More info about the disc and the press release after the jump.
The first season of Sherlock was, let's say 66% brilliant reinvention of the source material, 33% terrible episodes about weirdly out of touch/it was supposed to be pulpy "yellow peril" nonsense that almost derailed the experience for me. Thankfully, the everything I found objectionable about that season was contained in one episode which I can easily never, ever watch again, leaving me free to enjoy showrunner Steven Moffat's take on the Holmes mythos.
So tell me people, how does season two shake out? Is Moriarty a plausible and thrilling nemesis for Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch)? Does Watson's (Martin Freeman) strange anti post-traumatic stress get any more play (it was the whole reason for his teaming up with Holmes in the first place)? I'm seriously looking forward to finding out.
Here's the official details from the release.
BBC Home Entertainment is bringing your favorite consulting detective back on May 22, 2012 when Sherlock: Season Two hits the streets on Blu-Ray and DVD. Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, the upcoming Star Trek 2) returns as Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Office, the upcoming The Hobbit) is back as Dr. John Watson in three new 90-minute stories from writers and executive producers Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen). Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales of the brilliant crime-solving icon, Sherlock: Season Two is a spectacular blend of the 21st century and the original wit and spirit of the mysteries that will have keep you on the edge of your seat. The second season premiered in Canada on February 2, 2012 on BBC Canada, and will launch in the U.S. on May 6, 2012 as part of Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS.
In A Scandal in Belgravia, the first episode of the new season, Sherlock gets embroiled in the complex plans of the dangerous and desirable Irene Adler (Lara Pulver, True Blood), and finds himself employing every one of his remarkable skills to survive as the unlikely duo square off in a battle of wits…and perhaps emotions. In The Hounds of Baskerville, the increasingly popular detective and his companion Watson travel to the wilds of Dartmoor to investigate the claims of Henry Knight (Russell Tovey, Being Human) and discover a supernatural beast lurking in the eerie landscape. Meanwhile, Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott, The Hour) is still out there in the shadows, and is determined to bring Sherlock down—at whatever the cost—in The Reichenbach Fall. Nothing is what it seems, and nothing will be the same again, when this thrilling season reaches its conclusion.
The special features include:
Audio Commentary for episodes A Scandal in Belgravia and The Hounds of Baskerville
Sherlock Uncovered, a behind-the-scenes featurette