NEW RUSSIAN SHERLOCK HOLMES SERIESMaxim Matveyev will play a major role in the new series about Sherlock Holmes
In St. Petersburg, shooting of a new project of Alexander Tsekalo's production company "Sreda" ["Medium"] began. This will be a series called "Sherlock Holmes in Russia." The leading roles were also announced at once: Maxim Matveyev (Sherlock Holmes), Vladimir Mishukov (Doctor Kartsev), Irina Starshenbaum (Sophia) and others. The film is directed by Nurbek Egen (“Alibi”, “Secret Sign”), and the cameraman is Nikolai Bogachev (“Trigger”, “Trotsky”, “Fir-trees 3”). Scenario by Oleg Malovichko ("Ice", "Attraction", "Method").
Judging by the names of the characters, it is clear that the script will not exactly follow the works of Arthur Conan Doyle. The series will tell how in London, several women have already been killed at the hand of Jack the Ripper. At the scene of the murder of each one of them, the maniac left messages for his pursuer. It was Sherlock Holmes, who followed in his wake, but was late every time. Using the deduction method, Holmes realized that Jack had fled to Russia.
Leaving Watson in Britain, the detective arrives in St. Petersburg, where no one takes Holmes’s methods seriously. Soon he meets Dr. Kartsev, from whom he rents a room on Pekarskaya [Baker] Street. "Kartsev becomes Holmes's assistant, and together they unravel the mystical, terrible, dramatic crimes, despite the opposition of the local police. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, Holmes meets Sofia, who also helps him. Their relationship grows into something more, but their personal ghosts and visions from the past stand in the way, preventing them from being together", an excerpt from the company's release says.
Alexandra Remizova, the lead producer of the Sreda company and the creative producer of the new series, says: “The plot is based on exciting and mysterious crimes that Sherlock would never have encountered in his native England. We will show the audience a story familiar to everyone, but from another side. The unification of cultures through the adaptation of an Englishman in Russia, new crimes and love are the components of the project that create a new story - "Sherlock Holmes in Russia.""
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