When UK Prime Minister David Cameron came on the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo for a public question and answer session, commenters had a lot of questions. Some were political, some personal, and others were about … Benedict Cumberbatch.
Namely, Chinese Cumberbitches took their qualms about Sherlock’s slow release date to the prime minister.
“Please urge Sherlock crew to be quick! They have had us waiting for two years for every season!”
“I know that Benedict is hugely popular in China; he’s a big star. Sadly I can’t tell them what to do, as it’s an independent company, but I know how popular Sherlock Holmes is, and the modern adaptation, I think, is a brilliant adaptation. Of course people can always go back and read the original Conan Doyle stories, which are wonderful, but I will do everything I can to say that people in China want more Sherlock Holmes and more of the modern version.”
Sherlock is coming to the US and UK in January 2014. Its China release date isn’t set.