This year’s Comic-Con is looking to have a pretty strong line-up of material, and that line-up just got stronger. EW is reporting that BBC’s Sherlock will make its first appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con ahead of the highly-anticipate third season, which will play on PBS in 2014 after it premieres on BBC. This is the first time PBS (which airs Sherlock in the U.S.) has ever brought anything to SDCC, although the series did show up at New York Comic-Con. Showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be on hand for the panel alongside producer Sue Vertue. Sadly, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won’t be there since they’re off being big movie stars. However, EW says “there will be surprises”. Some enticing footage perhaps, or would that inherently spoil the cliffhanger from the end of season two?
We’ll find out tomorrow when and where the panel will be held. Since Comic-Con always lines-up their announcements with the convention day (i.e. panels for Friday are announced on the Friday a couple weeks prior), my guess is that Sherlock will have its panel on Thursday, July 18th. The real question is will Sherlock make it to the massive Hall H, where it belongs and could pack the house, or the slightly smaller Ballroom 20, which is where most of the big-name TV panels are held.