Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

New official Sherlock app released

20 Jan 2014

A collaboration between Hartswood Films and The Project Factory gives fans access to new and exclusive Sherlock cases on their smartphone.

Sherlock: The Network invites users to become one of the detective’s trusted ‘Homeless Network’ across London. Users can help Sherlock and John on new cases – starting from simply receiving and passing on messages, to the ultimate challenge of infiltrating the enemy and solving cases alongside the detective.

The app includes exclusively shot video of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in their roles as Sherlock and John, along with voicemails, iconic locations and clues to find.

Hartswood Films’ Sue Vertue explains: “Sherlock fans have been asking us for ages to create an app and we think that through Sherlock: The Network, The Project Factory have created an impressive, innovative way for them to immerse themselves in a bit of Sherlock’s world whilst waiting for us to make more shows!”

Creative Director of The Project Factory, Rob Barnes, says: “This app is set to be a real treat for Sherlock fans, who, rather than mourn the end of the third series, can look forward to the fact that they will have a completely new, interactive digital experience to immerse themselves in. The scripting, approach and case structure reflect the television programme, keeping the mysteries flowing.”

The app is available to download now from the UK App Store, priced at £2.99.