Anticipation is high for the upcoming third season of the excellent BBC series Sherlock, and production on the three-episode season recently got underway in the UK. Though the episodes won’t begin to air until this coming winter, executive producer Mark Gatiss has taken to Twitter to reveal the title of the first episode and, subsequently, plot details have also surfaced by way of the Arthur Conan Doyle source material for the story. Since I know not everyone is completely caught up with season two of Sherlock (you should really get on that), I’ll leave the spoilerish material until after the jump.
If you haven’t yet seen season two of Sherlock, be warned that you will be very much spoiled if you keep reading.
It’s an exciting week for fans of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ excellent BBC series Sherlock. We learned yesterday that season three of the show is set to begin filming next Monday, with the three new installments slated to begin airing on BBC One this winter. Now comes the even better news that Sherlock will be continuing even further, as star Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed that he and Martin Freeman agreed to two more series, which means that season four is essentially guaranteed. Hit the jump for more.
It appears that Sherlock fans will have to wait a bit longer to get some closure to that season two finale cliffhanger. Season three of the excellent BBC series had been poised to start production this coming January for a Fall 2013 debut, but EW now reports that the start date has now been pushed back to March in order to accommodate the busy schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Cumberbatch is gearing up to shoot director Bill Condon’s untitled WikiLeaks project and Freeman is likely needed for some additional Hobbit filming now that Peter Jackson has expanded the adaptation to three films instead of two, so the move makes sense.
Nevertheless, the longer wait for more Sherlock isn’t exactly fun. Series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss previously teased three tantalizing key words for the upcoming season, so at least we know we’re in for a treat. The BBC will air season three first, with PBS noting that the third season will run here in the U.S. in late 2013 or early 2014.
The wait for season three of the BBC series Sherlock just got considerably tougher. Series creators/showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss just revealed three tantalizing key words for the upcoming season, giving Sherlock fans a hint as to what classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories the show may be pulling from in season three. The modern spin on the Sherlock Holmes character debuted in 2010 to a wildly positive response. The chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock and Martin Freeman’s Watson is dynamite, and Moffat and Gatiss have thus far cooked up six 90-minute episodes of some of the most entertaining and enthralling television we’ve seen in quite a long while.
Season two came to a close with one hell of a conclusion/cliffhanger, and Moffat and Gatiss have now spoken up to tease what’s to come in the show’s third season (which will likely debut in fall 2013). Hit the jump to see what they had to say.
Fifty years and eleven doctors later, the story of Doctor Who and how it all began is finally going to be told. The 90-minute film An Adventure in Space and Time will document the creation of one of the most watched and beloved characters in all of television, whose constantly regenerating form has been portrayed by a myriad of actors from William Hartnell in 1963 up to the modern era of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.
An Adventure in Space and Time has been written by Mark Gatiss, current Doctor Who writer and Sherlock scribe, and will include Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner as executive producers. For more on the project, hop in the TARDIS and hit the jump.
While this news actually broke a couple of days ago, it’s still sure to put a smile on your face: The excellent BBC series Sherlock will indeed be coming back for a third season. The second season of the show recently came to a conclusion in the UK, and shortly afterward the show’s creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss took to Twitter to announce that a third season was actually commissioned at the same time as the second (cheeky bastards).
I absolutely loved the first season of the series, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are outstanding. The show is incredibly entertaining (moreso than Guy Ritchie‘s films, in my opinion) and masterfully written. The second season hasn’t aired here in the States yet, but Steve has seen the season’s three episodes and said that the second season finale is the best installment of the show so far. Hit the jump for more.
A few new trailers for the second season of the BBC series Sherlock have been released. The show is one that I’ve heard nothing but great things about, and after watching these trailers I’m kicking myself over not moving season one up my Netflix queue faster. It’s a modern day revamp of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective stories and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Doctor John Watson. The show was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who) and it really just looks fantastic. Like season one, season two will be comprised of three 90-minute episodes.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers. The first new episode is set to premiere January 1st on BBC One.
Empire Big Screen is a bit like Comic-Con in that studios come by the show off footage from their new movies and the filmmakers come to talk up those films. The festival is run by the good folks at the world’s best movie mag, Empire Magazine, so I approve. Since we don’t have anyone at the event, we’ll be running quotes from other sites who are attending. The first piece of news comes from Empire who spoke with Sherlock creator/writer Mark Gatiss. Gatiss says they’re only about a week and a half away from wrapping production and that this season will be “The Woman, The Hound and The Fall” trilogy. To be more specific, this year’s episodes will adapt the Sherlock Holmes stories “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Hound Of The Baskervilles”, and “The Final Problem”. The second season of BBC’s Sherlock will premiere in early 2012.
Hit the jump for reactions to footage from Titanic 3D, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and more.
When I first heard that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffatt and writer Mark Gatiss were coming out with a Sherlock Holmes TV miniseries, I was extremely excited. When I finally saw it, I was blown away by how incredibly good it is. Sherlock is a modern take on the Holmes stories, and it doesn’t disappoint. Holmes and Watson translate very well into contemporary characters with a dynamic relationship that’s brilliantly played by stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who will play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Sherlock is sharp, funny, and so suspenseful by the end that waiting until 2011 for more seems unfathomable. Hit the jump for my review.
In the latest from PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery!, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective Sherlock Holmes enters the 21st century in a new contemporary version that blows away the fog of the Victorian era. Created by the Doctor Who storytelling team of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock airs on October 24th, 31st and November 7th, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, a retired army doctor that was wounded during service in Afghanistan.
Each adventure holds the flair and wit of the original while giving it its own 21st century twist. In an age of forensic detection, computers and online blogs, it is still Sherlock’s brilliant brain and powers of deduction that crack the baffling cases.
During a recent interview with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, he talked about his approach for the updated and modernized Holmes, working alongside Martin Freeman as Watson and how he’s been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories since the age of 12. He also revealed some details about his role in the upcoming feature War Horse, directed by Steven Spielberg and due out in August 2011. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Guy Ritchie recently brought an audience back to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic literary detective with last year’s holiday hit Sherlock Holmes. Now BBC is counting on the audiences who loved the film to tune in to their series re-imagining, Sherlock. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss — who have done wonders for Doctor Who as the series’ respective showrunner and writer — are responsible for the contemporary update, said to “ground the forthcoming tales in reality, and appease ardent fans of the classic tales.” Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement) takes the role of the titular detective while Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) plays his loyal sidekick Dr. John Watson.
Hit the jump for images, more details, and the official synopsis for this promising series.