BBC Studios appears to be heavily invested in the adaptation of their successful shows in India, with nearly half a dozen already in the works. According to a report in Times of India, the latest adaptation greenlit by the company is the famous Sherlock Holmes.
The report states that Kay Kay Menon will play the iconic detective while Ranvir Shorey will portray Dr John Watson. Srijit Mukherji, known for his directorial work on Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga and Shabaash Mithu, will direct the show. The production will begin in April in Kolkata and will be contextualized in an Indian setting.
Sherlock Holmes is a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the show adaptation created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss was a worldwide success with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the lead role. The Indian adaptation of Sherlock Holmes is the latest addition to BBC Studios’ list of adaptations in India, which includes successful shows like Criminal Justice and Luther.
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Originally published at tribune.com.pk