|Sherlock in Russia|
|Written by||Oleg Malovichenko|
|Directed by||Nurbek Egen|
|Country of origin||Russia|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producers||Aleksandr Tsekalo|
|Camera setup||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||October 22, 2020|
Sherlock in Russia (Russian: Ше́рлок в России, romanized: Sherlok v Rossii, also known as Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles) is a Russian detective TV series based on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. This is the third Russian adaptation of the character and the first with original script. The series was released in October 2020 on the Start.ru streaming service.
Jack the Ripper leaves behind a trail of victims and escapes from London to Saint-Petersburg. Sherlock Holmes leaves Doctor Watson in Britain and goes after the deadly killer to Saint Petersburg.
In Russia, he meets Doctor Kartsev, from whom he rents a living room. Dr. Kartsev starts helping him solve very strange, confusing, and complicated crimes, and Holmes is once again forced to convince law enforcement authorities of the correctness of his deductive methods of investigation.
Filming began in St. Petersburg in spring 2019. The director was Nurbek Egen. He has already shot such series and films as “Alibi”, “Secret Sign” and other detective dramas on Russian television. Oleg Malovichenko worked on the script, his previous works were “Ice”, “Method”, “Attraction” and others. The series is not a full-fledged adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's works; it is based on an original script.
Producer Aleksander Remizov claimed: “The plot is based on exciting and mysterious crimes that Sherlock would never have encountered in his native England. We will show the viewer a story familiar to everyone, but on the other side. The unification of cultures through the adaptation of the Englishman in Russia, new crimes and love are the components of the project that create a new story - 'Sherlock in Russia'”.
The first episode (with English subtitles) can be watched freely on the Start.ru channel on YouTube. The later episodes are not available on the internet.