The Emmys saw big wins for BBC series, Sherlock. Main cast, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, won top honours for ‘Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie’ and ‘Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie’, respectively, for the third and final episode of series three, Sherlock: His Last Vow.
Co-creator and writer for the series, Steven Moffat, bagged the ‘Outstanding writing in a miniseries or movie’ award.
Also vying for ‘Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie’ was Idris Elba, from BBC series Luther.
Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. The show is produced by Sue Vertue.
Since it premiered in 2010, the show has garnered immense international success, spreading across the UK, Russia and Asia. China was the second country, out of the UK, to premiere Sherlock series 3. In its premiering month of January, BesTV, the pioneer in IPTV in China, received a viewership of 1.7 million for Sherlock series 3. As of 26 August, Youku, a prominent internet portal in China, received 72 million hits for series 3.
On July 2, Sherlock was renewed for a fourth series. The three-episode series is to be aired in early 2016, following a full-length Christmas 2015 special.
Both Sherlock and Luther have aired on BBC Entertainment in Asia.