Teaser short for the upcoming web series 221B coming this July to http://www.221b.ca
The series puts an emphasis on the home-life of the classic "odd couple". Showing the dangerous life style Watson gets himself into living with Holmes after recently returning from Afghanistan. The period piece revolves around the mental trails Holmes puts Watson through in their Victorian London flat, keeping the doctor constantly on his toes. The series features guest characters including the faithful landlady Mrs. Hudson and the nefarious villain, Professor James Moriarty.
The series will consist of five episodes, running from five to 8 mins in length each.
221B is the first iteration to feature a FEMALE Sherlock Holmes. This opens up a whole new audience and window into the classic characters, giving it a new spin (considering Holmes holds the world record for most portrayals). While now a female character, she is still definitely Doyle's Holmes. Brilliant, eccentric and volatile. It's been an interesting journey to see actually how well things translate to a female Holmes. Eg. The whole idea of Holmes creating the career of a "consulting detective" takes a new meaning, due to the fact that a female detective in Scotland Yard was unheard of at the time.
While not the grand Sherlockian mystery most are used to, 221B emphasizes the domestic side of the mystery solving duo, often leading to comedic, puzzling and dangerous results. Giving a fresh perspective to the English Icons.
The cast and crew include
Jasper Mitchell as Sherlock Holmes
J.P. Beaudoin as Doctor John Watson
Charlotte Empringham as Mrs. Hudson
and Eddie Greer as Professor James Moriarty
Written/ Directed by Carter deLaat
Director of Photography: Max F. Sims
Music Composed by: Graham Galbraith-Nolan (https://soundcloud.com/acrylicdecay)