Saturday, August 24, 2013

The trailer for the new Russian adaptation of Sherlock Holmes is here!

Igor Petrenko as Sherlock Holmes and Andrei Panin as Doctor John Watson in the new Russian Sherlock Holmes 2013 television series

Dear Readers,

The trailer for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes adaptation has been released.

Starring Igor Petrenko as Sherlock Holmes and Andrei Panin as Doctor John Watson, the series is directed by Andrey Kavun.

From the slapstick comedy to the ritual sequence and Igor's portrayal of Holmes, the influence of the Guy Ritchie directed movies is obvious. Irene Adler has a much larger role, which again could possibly be attributed to the Ritchie movies.

Vasily Livanov is my all-time favorite actor to portray Sherlock Holmes and the Russian adaptation (1979 - 1986) featuring him and Vitaly Solomin as Dr Watson is a classic. The new series has some big shoes to fill.

Click on the link below to buy the Vasily Livanov Holmes DVD:

The opening shots of the trailer indicate that Igor's version will be radically different from that of Vasily. There is a reference to the boxing scene in the first episode ("Acquaintance") of the Livanov series.

Andrei Panin passed away in March 2013. RIP.

The Granada adaptation had a change of actors (David Burke to Edward Hardwicke) after the first series and still proved to be as popular as ever.

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  1. Hello! There is not going to be more episodes: Andrey Kavun (the director) had always planned 8 two-parters (making 16 episodes in total).

  2. Yes, the trailer DOES make it look strikingly similar to the Ritchie films. I was not a fan of them (though I thought highly of Jude Law's Watson). Still, I hope to watch the Livanov series to compare.

    1. I agree with you about Jude Law's Watson. He is one of the best out there.

      I am interested to know your thoughts about the Livanov adaptation.


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    1. The trailer is right in the middle of the post.


    2. That's strange, there was no video before, but it is working now. It must be a glitch with blogger or my computer.
      OK, after watching I will say that it is intriguing, but I agree with you that it looks a lot like Ritchie's version in terms of tone and style. If this receives great reviews or has a good English dub I might give it a shot. Do you know how Americans will can see it?


    3. I will find out about the broadcasting details for the US and let you know, James.


  4. Thanks for providing the trail, Buddy. Yes, please let us know about the broadcast; I'm hooked.

  5. I wonder if I can find subtitled in English or Spanish.... please i want to see this tv show but i don't speak russian

    1. I am not sure there is a subtitled version available yet.

      Thanks for stopping by.