• Good on you BBC :)

    • Calebxy

      Indeed.

  • Calebxy

    Whoa, this is actually quite unexpected, but good. :D

  • The Idle Idol

    I don’t understand why people are so opposed to CBS making their own version of Sherlock. There have been countless interpretations of it in the past. Even the BBC’s modern version has run alongside the film franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. If someone else wants to have a crack, then why not let them? It’s inevitable that it won’t be even as a fraction as good as the BBC/Moffat/Gatiss take on the legend, but that’s their loss once they blow many thousands of dollars on an awful resculpting of the excellent drama we’re already making across the pond. I can understand the BBC’s stance that, if it seems too similiar, then they’re prepared to take legal action – but the response I’ve seen from online commenters has largely been against the American Sherlock in whatever format it takes. I don’t see why. Yes, it’ll be probably be bad, but we’ve still got our version…

    • Anonymous

      1) The film is set in Victorian era not in the modern day.
      2) CBS even approached the bbc requesting to remake our Sherlock.
      3) I think that there planning to show the British sherlock in america so this would seem like we’re ripping THEM off.

      • Calebxy

        British Sherlock series 1 has already been shown in America, actually, so they can’t get away with that.

        • Anonymous

          Thank God. I just don’t want this programme Americanised. 

          • Anonymous

            AAAAAAHHHH!!! Is that how you really spell “program?” I love you British people ♥

            In all seriousness though, I don’t see what’s wrong with America making another Sherlock Holmes show. Classics belong to everybody. It’s just the fact that it might be set in modern times that gets a little too close to the BBC version.

            Still, I can’t get enough of the fundamental character of Sherlock Holmes that’s present to some degree in every version. :)

            Also, I don’t like how certain topics come in…fetishes. First it was the vampires, then it was mythological gods, then it was the fairy tales (Snow White in particular), and now it’s Sherlock Holmes. Bleh.

      • The Idle Idol

        This is all under the assumption that the American version is going to be a blatant rip-off of our show, and that’s an assumption with no foundations. There’s almost nothing to go on yet, other than the fact it’d be set in New York. For all you know, their ideas for the show may be a million miles away from the BBC’s, and that’s why they’re creating it themselves rather than cloning ours. After all, it’d be wholly ridiculous to intentionally rip-off the British version of the show; networks don’t intentionally set out to get themselves sued.

    • Initially I was upset, but after doing a bit more research and reading your post, I’ve come to the same conclusion as you. It’s a given that it won’t be as good, but what will it matter? Even if everyone detests it, we still have a brilliant version to see.

  • Anonymous

    Americans why do you bother

    • Platypus With a Fez

       I’ve been asking that question since Twilight.

      • SilurianGod23

        haha

  • I’m not really sure what to think. I mean Moffat and Gatiss thought for a while before making Sherlock and, no offence to the Americans, but they only thought they’d do this after this version we have here in the UK was released…

  • Hmmmm…..

    No. America. No. Not happening. NOT UNDER MY WATCH *Magically makes weaponry of every sort appear* SHOVE OFF THIS AMERICAN SHERLOCK, GET YOUR OWN IDEAS!

    Okay, maybe slightly OTT…

  • good

    • Calebxy

      Indeed

  • I normally wouldn’t mind.
    But Sherlock is a full blood English man (if you can call him that) and the americans own so many series, they don’t need Sherlock Holmes.
    Don’t like the idea…
    And I will hate the americans if they go on with this serie…
    Sorry for the innocent americans

    • TARDISkey123

      I agree. And it’s not americans in general but the Television networks who just act like they cant be bothered to think of their own shows.

  • TARDISkey123

    Good! Maybe this will convince them that they’ve taken this “copy our shows” thing too far! aS I’ve already said in a reply, it’s not really the ‘Americans’ in general but CBS and other Television companies. They need to get of their **another word for donkey** and think up some of their own original ideas.
                              I mean an investigative show named “Elementary” could be a good idea, but not based on Sherlock. And I think they’ve already got anough investigative shows going, such as the CSI franchise etc.

  • Anonymous

    Great news, the US should make original shows for a change instead of nicking any more of ours.

    • I completely agree.
      And I’m American.

      • Anonymous

        nothing against the US, I love loads of their shows.

    • Anonymous

      We make plenty of original shows. And they’re great. See for yourself, as they’re all over ITV, Sky, and Four, you smartass little git.

      • Anonymous

        lol sticks and stones. touch a nerve did I? I was talking about the remakes of our shows that you end up making, and ruining.

        •  LMAO I completely agree with DWFan and I’m American.

          Just look at what the US did to Being Human, Life On Mars…. (Sad face) :(

          • Platypus With a Fez

             (Very sad face)