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Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty Will Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'

Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty to Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'
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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.

Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty to Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'

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.

Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty Will Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'
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.

Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty Will Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'
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. 

Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty Will Reunite in 'The War of the Roses'
Stoked for some big Shakespearean soliloquies as delivered by Sherlock and Moriarty? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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