Mark Gatiss Talks SHERLOCK Season 4 and the Return of Moriarty

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It’s almost cruel to report on Sherlock season 4 and the upcoming special when they’re so far away.  As we previously reported, a Sherlock “Christmas Special” is due out in December 2015, and it will be followed by three new episodes.  Filming on the special is set to begin in January with filming on season four happening later in the year, and the show’s co-creator Mark Gatiss told Britain’s Radio Times that “you can always expect tragedy as well as adventure,” although I’d say each season is fairly short on tragedy until the finale.

But fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels may already sense where the tragedy in season four might come in.  Hit the jump for more, but be warned that if you’re unfamiliar with the books, and/or if you don’t want to know about the return of Moriarty (Andrew Scott), there are spoilers ahead.

Martin Freeman Says a Special SHERLOCK One-Off Episode May Air Between Seasons

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BBC’s Sherlock is undoubtedly one of the best shows on television, but it also happens to feature two incredibly in-demand actors as its leads.  Though showrunners Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have confirmed that there will be a fourth season of the show, it may be some time before it comes to fruition.  Not only are Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman very busy, but each season of Sherlock takes roughly six months to shoot, which is a major time commitment for all involved (especially Moffat, who also acts as showrunner on Doctor Who).

While it may be a couple of years before we see Sherlock season four, Freeman recently revealed that they have discussed making a Sherlock special episode, acting as a one-off in order to appease fans during the wait between 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.

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.

Comic-Con: SHERLOCK Panel Recap; Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue Preview Footage from Season 3

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Sherlockians rejoice! The third season is coming and I’ve seen the proof. Earlier today executive producers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue presented Sherlock’s Comic-Con debut to a crowd of frenzied fans. Last we saw Sherlock and Watson was a long 18 months ago when Sherlock faked his own death, leaving John to mourn the loss of his best friend. Fans have been eagerly awaiting both intellectual and emotional satisfaction since the season 2 finale, desperate to know how Sherlock pulled off the amazing stunt and how John will respond to seeing his friend alive and well. Naturally, the tight-lipped team did not answer all the questions tossed their way, but they did clear a few things up and give a glimpse at an absolutely delightful scene from the second episode of season three, “The Sign of Three”. Check out the panel recap after the jump.

Plot Details and Title Revealed for SHERLOCK Season 3 Episode 1

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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.

Benedict Cumberbatch Confirms SHERLOCK Will Continue with Season 4

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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.

SHERLOCK Season 3 Premiere Date Pushed to Late 2013 or Early 2014

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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.

SHERLOCK Creators Tease Three Key Words for Season 3; Set to Debut Fall 2013

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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.  

DOCTOR WHO Origin Film To Celebrate The Series’ 50 Year Anniversary

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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.

BBC Series SHERLOCK Will Return for a Third Season

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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.

New Trailers for Season Two of BBC’s SHERLOCK

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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.

Reactions to TITANIC 3D, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, SHERLOCK, and More at Empire Big Screen 2011

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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.

SHERLOCK Blu-ray Review

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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 HobbitSherlock is sharp, funny, and so suspenseful by the end that waiting until 2011 for more seems unfathomable.  Hit the jump for my review.

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