The UK’sDigital Spy is reporting that Russell Tovey, who stars in the UK version of BEING HUMAN, will be joining Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the second episode of the second season of DOCTOR WHO scribe Steven Moffat’s SHERLOCK, titled “The Hounds of Baskerville”.
Tovey, who confirmed this news via his Twitter account, will play Henry, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) after suffering from a traumatic childhood experience.
A bit more from Digital Spy:
It was previously announced that the new series of Sherlock will be comprised of Steven Moffat’s ‘A Scandal In Belgravia’, ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’ and Steve Thompson’s ‘The Reichenbach Fall’.
Back in April, Mark Gatiss explained the decision to adapt “the three most famous” Sherlock Holmes tales.
I am a big Russell Tovey, and have loved his work in BEING HUMAN as well as the bevy of other shows he’s done in the UK, and he brings considerable talent to a superb show. I was also lucky enough to meet him at Comic Con a couple years ago, and he’s an incredibly nice guy as well.
If you haven’t checked out Moffat’s take on Sherlock, which places Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters in modern-day London and reimagines Sherlock as a private investigator who uses text messaging and the internet along with his mind, and Watson (a veteran of the war in Afghanistan) to crack cases, I strongly recommend that you do so, especially if you liked the TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY trailer we posted earlier today.
Luckily for you, the entire first season of SHERLOCK is available on Netflix Watch Instantly, so you’ve got no excuse.