SHERLOCK Recap: “His Last Vow”

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The third season of Sherlock was always about the fans, which has been both a good and bad thing depending on where in the fandom you belong.  While the first two episodes were absolutely about fan service (and clearly, I’ve been among those who found the episodes’ commitment to the emotional and the self-reflexive, including more of an emphasis on comedy, a good thing), “His Last Vow” was much more serious, and opened up an entirely new realm of possibilities for the show’s next season.  Hit the jump for why “people like him should be killed, and that’s why there are people like me.”

SHERLOCK Creator Steven Moffat and Producer Sue Vertue Talk Plans for Seasons 4 and 5, Juggling Schedules with DOCTOR WHO, and More

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Even though Sherlock hasn’t quite finished its Season 3 run on Masterpiece on PBS, fans of the popular series are already anxious to know when it will return with new episodes.  Thanks to the increasing work schedules for show stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who have very busy acting careers, and Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who write the episodes, the gap between seasons doesn’t seem as though it will shorten, anytime soon.

But the good news is that there are plans for Sherlock Season 4 and 5, which show creator Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue spoke to Collider about.  During this exclusive interview, they discussed how the waiting period isn’t ideal but hasn’t hurt their viewership, that the scheduling needs to be juggled with Moffat’s other series, Doctor Who, how fans will get more episodes, in the long run, because they make shorter seasons and work around the actors’ availability, that it’s not likely they’ll have another season ready by Christmas (which had been previously rumored), and that they have ideas for Season 4 that will lead to a terrifying Season 5.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

SHERLOCK Recap: “The Sign of Three”

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Another fast-paced and whimsical Sherlock episode, which spent most of its time on characters and relationships.  The case, which took a backseat to the other proceedings, was wonderfully integrated in with the Watson’s wedding, and we even got a hint at some of the cases we did not see Sherlock and Watson tackle (such as “The Elephant In The Room”).  The whirlwind atmosphere of “The Empty Hearse” showed no sign of slowing down in “The Sign of Three,” despite Mrs. Hudson’s assertions that marriage changes everything.  Hit the jump for more.

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks SHERLOCK Season 3, Further Seasons, Trading Character Notes with Robert Downey Jr., and More

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While Sherlock Season 3 is currently airing on Masterpiece, actor and series star Benedict Cumberbatch was at the PBS portion of the TCA Press Tour to talk about the much-loved adaptation of the famous character.  While there, he spoke about how he’s going to keep playing Sherlock Holmes, schedule providing, the very different dynamics that Sherlock has with both his brother Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) and John Watson (Martin Freeman), how he sometimes finds himself over-analyzing people, how his parents came to be playing the Holmes’, how extraordinary the fan support has been, the amazing moment that he found out Harrison Ford was a fan, and sharing the Sherlock Holmes character with both Robert Downey, Jr. and Jonny Lee Miller.

He also talked about what attracted him to his next film The Lost City of Z, how he wanted to be a criminal barrister before becoming an actor, why he has no interest in doing an American TV show, the he would love to play Patrick Melrose in a film adaptation of The Patrick Melrose Novels, that he’s looking to develop projects with his production company, and how he’d like to direct, at some point.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

SHERLOCK Season 3 Premiere Recap: “The Empty Hearse”

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“Well, short version: I’m not dead,” Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) tells a bewildered John Watson (Martin Freeman).  But Sherlock spends its first episode back after two years addressing the fact of Sherlock’s return — call it the long version.  As fast-paced and masterful as ever, the series addressed emotional components, like Watson coming to terms with Sherlock’s resurrection, without letting it bring down the overall whimsical tone of the opener.  Sherlock made the rounds to visit his friends, and “The Empty Hearse” found ways to move forward, while still retaining the sentiment (and jokes) of prior seasons.  Hit the jump for more.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch Tease What to Expect from SHERLOCK Season 3 in New Featurette

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In anticipation of the third season of the excellent BBC series Sherlock kicking off today in the U.K., a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the show has been released.  In the new featurette, stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch tease what to expect from the show’s third season alongside creators/executive producers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.  Obviously spoilers follow for those that are not caught up with the show, which you can do by watching the first two seasons on Netflix right here.  Hit the jump to watch the featurette.  Sherlock season three debuts in the U.S. on PBS January 19th.

“He’s Coming Back”: Check out a SHERLOCK Mini-Episode to Prepare for Season 3

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If you live in the U.K., the third season of Sherlock is only eight days away.  But today is Christmas Eve, a day of anticipation, and so the BBC have fittingly released a mini-episode entitled “Many Happy Returns”, which should get you more than excited for the show’s return.  Written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, this mini-episode is entertaining in its own right, and serves as a nice, tiny bridge from season two’s finale and season three’s premiere.

Hit the jump to check out the mini-episode.  Sherlock premieres in the U.K. on January 1st and in the U.S. on January 19th.

New Trailer for Season 3 of SHERLOCK

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This Friday, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will face off as hobbit and dragon, respectively, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  On January 1, 2014, they’ll be back together for real as Sherlock makes its long-awaited return.  BBC One has released a new trailer for the upcoming third season, and you’ll see that Sherlock is his old, Sherlock-y self, and explaining his resurrection is the least of his worries.  Two years have passed, Watson has moved on, and there are also those pesky mysteries that need solving.  Three new, 90-minute episodes aren’t a bad way to ring in the new year.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.  Sherlock returns on BBC One on January 1st; season three will premiere in the U.S. on January 19th.

10 New Images from SHERLOCK Season 3 Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

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While Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will be sharing the screen (kind of) in next weekend’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we don’t have much longer to wait for their proper reunion on season three of the excellent BBC series Sherlock.  The show returns to UK airwaves on New Years Day and begins airing here in the US just a couple of weeks later, and now a batch of first-look images have landed online that give us a peek at Sherlock’s return and Watson’s very impressive mustache.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and if you missed the first teaser trailer click hereSherlock season three returns to PBS January 19th.

Watch Teasers for SHERLOCK Season 3, DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special, and ORPHAN BLACK Season 2

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The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was simulcast in over 200 countries today, creating a nice opportunity to air teasers for other fine British productions.  Naturally, there was a 10-second promo for the Doctor Who Christmas special which promised “Silence Will Fall” and a visit to the planet Trenzalore.  There were also slightly longer 30-second promos for Sherlock season 3 and Orphan Black season 2. Given where the previous season left off, the Sherlock clip opens on a tombstone that reads “Sherlock Holmes” before reassuring fans with the hashtag #sherlocklives.  The Orphan Black clip reveals the April 19, 2014 premiere date, then retreats as a distraught Tatiana Maslany stalks toward the camera.

Sherlock returns to PBS January 19.  Peter Capaldi will be fully revealed as the new Doctor on December 25.  Watch the teasers after the jump.

First Official Image from Season 3 of SHERLOCK Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

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While Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The World’s End) will be on the big screen together (in some capacity) in Peter Jackson’s upcoming film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, this December, the detective duo will return to the small screen for the third season of Sherlock in January.  To tide fans over, the BBC One has released the first official image from the new season, which returns Stateside starting Sunday, January 19th at 10:00pm on PBS.  Hit the jump to view the full image along with more on the upcoming season.

SHERLOCK: Season 3 to Premiere on PBS on January 19th

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been so busy over the past couple years that I almost forgot we haven’t seen a new episode of Sherlock since May 2012 (January 2012 if you watched the BBC airings).  The duo has been so busy that filming on the third season had to be split up in order to accommodate their schedules.  But the “high-functioning sociopath” is about to return, and U.S. audiences can set their calendars for January 19th at 10:00pm to watch season three on PBS’ Masterpiece.  What’s even crazier is that this means Sherlock will run back-to-back with PBS’ other hugely popular British series, Downton Abbey, which premieres on January 5th.  That’s right: PBS of all channels will be a ratings powerhouse on Sunday nights starting in January.  That’s insane.  It’s great, but insane.

Hit the jump for more details about the BBC air date and episodes from season three.

From STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS to THE FIFTH ESTATE: How Benedict Cumberbatch Became a Household Name in 2013

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In 1976, Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was ushered into our world; in 2013, his incredibly British moniker became a household name when he landed a starring role in the global hit, Star Trek Into Darkness.  Cumberbatch is anything but a one-hit wonder, however, having built a fan following with roles in Atonement, War Horse, and of course, playing the title character in Sherlock.  Cumberbatch continues to test his skills by taking on roles across the spectrum, from voice roles in television with The Simpsons and Peter Jackson’s blockbuster trilogy, The Hobbit, to awards-worthy turns in 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate and August: Osage County.  Hit the jump for more on Cumberbatch’s career, including where he’s been, what we’ll see him in this year, and what films are yet to come.

SHERLOCK Season 3 Teaser Trailer

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The fantastic BBC series Sherlock doesn’t return to airwaves for a few more months, but thankfully a teaser trailer has been released online to offer fans a tantalizing look at the show’s third season while we wait.  The teaser trailer offers a brief glimpse of nearly all of the show’s characters, including Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Sherlock and a mustached Martin Freeman as his trusty companion Watson.  It’s admittedly not much, but when it comes to Sherlock, every morsel must be savored.  Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer and click here to read our recap of the show’s panel from Comic-Con.  Sherlock season three will air first on the BBC in the UK, followed by its US debut on PBS in early 2014.


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For those of us not lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic Con this year and see all of the panels for ourselves, here are the full videos for some of the television panels that were live blogged and tweeted but that have not, until now, been able to be seen by all.  It’s finally time to check out some of those awesome surprises from the Game of Thrones panel, and get hyped seeing the Breaking Bad cast together in anticipation of the series’ final few episodes that will start airing next month.

Hit the jump for all of the videos, including for The Walking Dead, The X-Files 20th Anniversary Reunion Panel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Community, Sherlock, Hannibal, Teen Wolf, and Veronica Mars.  Don’t forget to click these links for live recaps along with many others which also include information about footage shown at the Con that’s not available online.

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