After Winning Big at Emmys, Writer-Producer Steven Moffat Teases SHERLOCK Season 4

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Sherlock finally managed to solve the Emmys last night.  After going home winless for the first two seasons, season three (specifically the episode “His Last Vow”) did very well in the Best Miniseries or Movie category by earning Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor (Martin Freeman), Best Writing (Steven Moffat), and Best Directing (Nick Hurran).  Naturally, this raises the expectations for season four even higher.

Speaking to EW about his Emmy Award-winning season, Moffat said, “We have a plan to top it. And I do think our plan is devastating. We’ve practically reduced our cast to tears telling them the plan … we’re probably more excited that we’ve ever been about Sherlock.”  I suppose this is a better answer than “More mysteries and shit.”  As we previously reported, Sherlock will have a Christmas episode in 2015 followed by three new episodes.

2014 Emmy Award Winners: BREAKING BAD Wins Best Drama; MODERN FAMILY Wins Best Comedy

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The 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced tonight.  The ceremony was effectively dedicated to Breaking Bad, winning Best Drama for its final season.  It was widely presumed Matthew McConaughey would continue his awards run with an Emmy win for True Detective, but Bryan Cranston triumphed once again with his fourth Best Actor award.  Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul won for their supporting roles and Breaking Bad also took home Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family won Best Comedy, joining Frasier as the only series to win the award five times.  Hit the jump for the full list of 2014 Emmy Award Winners.

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced; TRUE DETECTIVE, FARGO, THE NORMAL HEART, and More Score Multiple Nods

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The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and they were about as surprising/disappointing as I expected.  We’re in the Golden Age of Television™, but no one seems to tell the Emmys.  Yes, True Detective and Fargo got some love, but so did the awful awards-bait The Normal Heart, which picked up four out of six nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.  Then there are the usual suspects: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, etc.  Among tge acting nominations, I would say I’m pleasantly surprised about Andre Braugher getting attention for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and shocked that Kate Mara picked up an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination when really her CGI stunt double deserves all the credit.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of the major Emmy nominations.  The Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

SHERLOCK Christmas Special Confirmed for 2015; Will Be Followed by 3 New Episodes

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If you want to get your fix for Sherlock season 4 , you’re going to have to wait a while.  A couple days ago, we reported that a Christmas special was in the works for the popular BBC series, and today the network has confirmed that there will be a holiday episode.  However, they’ve gone a step further and announced that season four, which will consist of three new episodes, will follow the special.  While it’s not surprising that there will be a fourth season (in addition to the show being wildly popular, season three ended on a cliffhanger), it feels like we’re now getting a bonus thanks to the Christmas episode.

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Martin Freeman Says a SHERLOCK Christmas Special May Air in 2015

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Earlier this year, actor Martin Freeman revealed that a special one-off episode of Sherlock might air between seasons.  This was exciting news, as the time-consuming schedule of putting together a full season of Sherlock is pretty difficult now that Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are very in-demand actors, meaning season four is likely a few years away.  Now Freeman has offered a bit of clarity regarding the one-off, revealing that a Sherlock Christmas special is in the works, likely to be released in December 2015.  Hit the jump for more.

Martin Freeman Talks FARGO, Finding the Character, Lester’s Breaking Point, SHERLOCK, and More

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An original adaptation of the Academy Award-winning feature film, the FX drama series Fargo features an all-new crime story with all-new characters. Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) is a ruthless and mysterious man who has turned the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) upside down, in a way that he never could have imagined, and stirs up trouble everywhere he goes. From executive producer/writer Noah Hawley, the show also stars Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, Oliver Platt, Keith Carradine, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg and Joey King.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Martin Freeman talked about what attracted him to this show, being a sucker for a good script, his approach to finding this character, the challenge of playing someone so restrained, and whether Lester Nygaard might ever have reached his breaking point without the assistance of Lorne Malvo.  He also talked about how much he loves being a part of his other TV series, Sherlock.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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.

Director Jeremy Lovering Talks IN FEAR, His Experimental Approach, the Challenge of Shooting Inside a Car, Directing a SHERLOCK Episode, and More

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Arriving in select theaters this weekend, and available on Blu-Ray & VOD next week, is In Fear.  The film stars Iain de Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.) and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa) as a hopeful new couple who find themselves faced with an evening of confusion and, well, fear on their way to a musical festival.  Director Jeremy Lovering practiced a unique method while shooting the film, providing the actors with only a bare bones script, leaving them in a state of suspense, and attempting to capture that ambiance on film.

I recently had the opportunity to jump on the phone for an exclusive interview with Jeremy Lovering.  During our extended conversation he talked about this experimental method of film making, the aesthetic of the film, the challenges of shooting a film inside a car, balancing horror with relationship drama, and why the actors were right for the parts.  He also talked about his experience shooting Sherlock, the fan reaction, and what it was like to shoot Sherlock and Watson’s highly anticipated reunion scene.  Check out what he had to say after the jump and take a look at the In Fear Facebook page to see where you can watch the film in cinemas.

Amanda Abbington Talks SHERLOCK, Her Reaction to Finding Out Mary’s Story, Working Alongside Her Real-Life Partner, Future Seasons, and More

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With Sherlock (which airs on Masterpiece on PBS), the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classics, written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) face enemies, solve crimes and try to figure out how to navigate their own friendship.  After Sherlock barely survived Moriarty (Andrew Scott) in Season 2, Watson had to survive not only marriage to Mary (Amanda Abbington), but what her secrets would mean for their future.  And even though fans might have to wait another couple of years to see where things are going next, I know that I sure can’t wait to learn what twists and turns will be in store.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Amanda Abbington talked about how she found out that they wanted her for the role of Mary, finding the duality of this character, why she loved doing this role with her real-life partner Martin Freeman, how challenging it was to get sewn into the wedding dress, Mary’s true feelings for John, and what type of parents John and Mary might make.  She also talked about her work on Mr. Selfridge, as Miss Mardle, what she looks for in a project, and how she’d like to do American television.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

New to Blu-ray: THE JUNGLE BOOK, SHERLOCK Season 3, ENDER’S GAME, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a Diamond Edition of Walt Disney’s last film, the latest season of one of the most engrossing shows currently on television, a Best Picture winner, a current Oscar nominee, and more.  Briefly:

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Tries to Convince the Muppets He’s Not Sherlock Holmes on SESAME STREET

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The third season (or “series” for you U.K. folks) of Sherlock came to a close here in the U.S. this weekend with the delightfully twisty “His Last Vow.”  The episode showcased the best of what Sherlock has to offer: humor, surprises, a touch of darkness, and of course the excellent chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock and Martin Freeman’s Watson.  Though season three is now over, Cumberbatch recently made an appearance on the classic PBS series Sesame Street in a bit of a Sherlock tie-in.  The network has now released a snippet of that bit online, and it features Cumberbatch interacting with a couple of muppets who are convinced that the actor is Sherlock Holmes.  It’s a cute watch and fans of either Cumberbatch, Sherlock, Sesame Street, or all three should find it worthwhile.  Hit the jump to take a look. 

Producer Sue Vertue Talks SHERLOCK, Her Reaction to Hearing Season 3′s Story Ideas, Fan Reactions, Casting Decisions, Shooting on Location and More

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With Sherlock (which airs on Masterpiece on PBS), the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classics, written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) face enemies, solve crimes and try to figure out how to navigate their own friendship.  After Sherlock barely survived Moriarty (Andrew Scott) in Season 2, Watson had to survive not only marriage to Mary (Amanda Abbington), but what her secrets would mean for their future.  And even though fans might have to wait another couple of years to see where things are going next, I know that I sure can’t wait to learn what twists and turns will be in store.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, producer Sue Vertue talked about at what stage her husband, Steven Moffat, pitches ideas to her, what her reaction was to the ideas for Season 3, the fan reaction about Sherlock having a girlfriend, at what point she knew how Sherlock escaped death, casting Lars Mikkelsen, how her son came to be playing young Sherlock, just how tricky it is to shoot on location, at this point, and why this series works best as 90-minute episodes.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Executive Producer Steven Moffat Talks SHERLOCK, His Plan for Moriarty, Adding a Female Perspective to the Character, Other Villains, and More

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With Sherlock (which airs on Masterpiece on PBS), the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classics, written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) face enemies, solve crimes and try to figure out how to navigate their own friendship.  After Sherlock barely survived Moriarty (Andrew Scott) in Season 2, Watson had to survive not only marriage to Mary (Amanda Abbington), but what her secrets would mean for their future.  And even though fans might have to wait another couple of years to see where things are going next, I know that I sure can’t wait to learn what twists and turns will be in store.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, creator/writer Steven Moffat talked about how awesome it’s been to have people embrace the show so much, why viewers didn’t see the twists with Mary, adding the female perspective to Sherlock Holmes, where these characters might be going next, and the long term plan with Moriarty.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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.

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