- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Friday, 27 April 2012 15:24
- Written by Lara Landis
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Benedict Cumberbatch worries that Sherlock, a mainstream British series, may never achieve similar popularity in the United States. Even though the show has a following in the United States, it has not achieved the same level of success. American television producers have noticed the popularity of the show. CBS will air Elementary, its own modern day Sherlock Holmes adaptation, later this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch has achieved success with the role, and he will be playing Khan in the sequel to J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot. The British actor told the New York Times about his hopes for the series. Whatculture.com described the star as being desperate for the show to achieve success in the United States.
British shows seldom achieve more than a cult following in the United States, although Monty Python’s Flying Circus achieved widespread popularity in the late 1960s. The actor may have to settle with cult success, especially as Series 2 will air on PBS instead of a major American network.