They owe us a reunion. It's been too long since Benedict Cumberbatch
and Andrew Scott
faced off on Sherlock
as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's infamous archenemies. Thankfully, casting folks aren't blind to crackling chemistry. Both Cumberbatch and Scott have been cast in The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
, an upcoming historical drama
set to air on PBS and BBC2 (depending on which side of the pond you live on).
Here's the first look of Cumberbatch as Richard III, the last king of the House of York.
Scott will also play a king. He'll take on the role of devious King Louis XI of France, which sounds like a role he could play in his sleep. Unfortunately, we don't have a peak of Moriarty on set or in costume, but we're confident he'll nail the whole monarch thing.
But wait, there's more! The already awesome cast will also include Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, Sally Hawkins, Tom Sturridge, and Judi Dench.
An air date for The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses
has yet to be announced, but you can check out previous installments of Shakespeare's History Plays
now. Everyone from Patrick Stewart
to Tom Hiddleston
shows up, making it a delightful treat for history buffs, Anglophiles, or anyone with ears and eyes. Stoked for some big Shakespearean soliloquies as delivered by Sherlock and Moriarty? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!