Masterpiece Mystery!
1:25 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Sherlock Returns to WKAR-TV

Sundays at 9 p.m. on WKAR-TV beginning May 6. For fans of the 21st century Sherlock Holmes, the wait is over. The hit "Masterpiece Mystery!" series returns in May with three new episodes of "Sherlock."

The upcoming season will find that the struggle goes on in 21st century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world.

Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) returns as the world’s foremost consulting detective, with Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) as the stalwart, if edgy, Dr. John Watson, Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga, Wallander) as Inspector Lestrade and Andrew Scott (Lennon Naked) as the unassuming mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty.

Each of the three episodes in the new season is pegged to a classic Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle—delightfully, weirdly, wittily, and briskly updated, of course.

Scandal in Belgravia—Sunday, May 6
Picking up from last season’s gripping conclusion, Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.” It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game—and at a battle he is ill prepared to wage: love?

The Hounds of Baskerville—Sunday, May 13
Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments—top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.

The Reichenbach Fall— Sunday, May 20
In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.