Benedict Cumberbatch 'desperate for Sherlock to be US success'

Benedict Cumberbatch has admitted that he is "desperate" for Sherlock to be a hit in the US.

The actor argued that the BBC detective drama is only a "cult thing" in America, where it airs on PBS.

"I'm desperate for America to really take to this," he told The New York Times. "It has taken it into its heart as a cult thing, but I'd love it to hit the mainstream this time. Because I just think it's of that quality, and it belongs there."