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.

New DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Trailer Features Peter Capaldi and a T-Rex on Fire

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Doctor Who is due to return on August 23rd, so I guess I better get ready to hear about how crazy I am for not watching the show all over again.  BBC dropped that first full-length series 8 trailer just about a month ago, but with the premiere date fast approaching, they just threw in another 30-second spot for the first episode, “Deep Breath,” as well.

Minus the fact that Peter Capaldi (In the Loop) is our new Doctor, I’ve got just about no clue what’s going on in this teaser, so I won’t dare try to describe it, but it’s got a dinosaur, a guy who’s missing about a quarter of his face and shots of the Tardis – I know the Tardis!  Hit the jump to check out the new Doctor Who series 8 trailer for yourself.  The show returns in the UK and the US on Saturday, August 23rd.

Full-Length DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Trailer Reveals Peter Capaldi as the Regenerated Time Lord

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The BBC has unveiled the first Doctor Who series 8 trailer for the upcoming season, featuring actor Peter Capaldi (In the Loop) as the newly regenerated Doctor.  I’ve never seen an episode of the show in my life, but the fans seem to be quite passionate and no doubt this full-length trailer for the rebooted season will be rather exciting.  We get a tease of Capaldi’s iteration of the lead character, as well as flashes of some of the sci-fi creatures and situations that the Time Lord and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) will face—including dinosaurs!  The first two episodes of this new season were directed by Kill List and Sightseers helmer Ben Wheatley.  Capaldi, of course, takes over the role from actor Matt Smith, while Steven Moffat continues to exude his superhuman abilities as the showrunner of both Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Hit the jump to watch the new Doctor Who trailer.  Series eight premieres on August 23rd in the UK and the US on BBC.

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 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.

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 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.

First Look at Peter Capaldi in Costume as Filming on DOCTOR WHO Series 8 Begins

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Production has officially begun on the eighth series of Doctor Who, complete with an entirely new Doctor.  Peter Capaldi steps into the titular role recently vacated by Matt Smith, and BBC has released the first image of Capaldi in full costume alongside co-star Jenna Coleman.  The first episode of series eight was written by showrunner Steven Moffat, while the second was penned by Phil Ford; both are being directed by Kill List and Sightseers helmer Ben Wheatley.  Speaking about his first day of filming, Capaldi said, “New job, first day, slightly nervous.  Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world.”

Filming on Doctor Who will continue in Cardiff until August 2014.  Hit the jump to check out the first image and to read remarks from the show’s crew regarding the new series.

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.

Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat Talk DOCTOR WHO, Smith Leaving the Show, and Preparing for a New Doctor

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With the twelfth Doctor being unveiled imminently, I thought it would be fun to give some insight into the process of auditioning and finding the perfect actor for the role, as well as what it’s like for the actor passing the baton.  While at Comic-Con, Doctor Who co-stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman talked about what it’s like to be a part of the iconic show on its 50th anniversary, the enormity of what it’s like to leave the show, wanting the best actor to step into the role, and what they’ll remember most about the experience, while showrunner Steven Moffat talked about having no agenda or specific traits in mind during casting, how much time he’s had to prepare for a new Doctor, how it’s always been a massive news story, how much longer he’d like to stay with the show, and that he wishes the new actor could just show up on his first episode, without any prior casting announcement.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

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.

Matt Smith to Exit DOCTOR WHO This Year

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A new Doctor is coming.  The BBC announced today that Matt Smith is poised to vacate his role as the Doctor on the wildly popular TV series Doctor Who later this year.  The actor will appear in the 50th Anniversary special in November, and his final appearance as the Doctor will come with the show’s Christmas special, in which the Doctor will regenerate.  Smith was the 11th actor to inhabit the role on the long-running show, making his first appearance as the Doctor in the 2010 New Year’s Day special.  No specific reason is given for Smith’s departure, but all appears to be amicable.  The actor recently started branching out a bit with his acting career, as he’ll be seen on the big screen in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.

Hit the jump to read a lengthy statement from Smith as well as a statement from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.  The search for the 12th Doctor will begin imminently, so brace yourselves Who fans.

Steven Moffat Talks DOCTOR WHO, His Favorite Upcoming Episodes, Writing the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes, the 50th Anniversary, and More

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When Doctor Who returns to BBC America on March 30th, the Doctor (Matt Smith) kicks off this new run of adventures through space and time by searching for his companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), a mysterious girl that he’s already lost twice.  Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face-to-face with an army of upgraded Cybermen.  The action grows and the Doctor’s oldest secret threatens to be revealed, as the world’s longest running science fiction series builds toward its highly anticipated 50th anniversary in November.

During this recent interview to promote the upcoming episodes, executive producer/lead writer Steven Moffat talked about what Jenna-Louise Coleman brings to the series, what made Clara the right companion for the Doctor, his favorite upcoming episodes, which monsters were the most fun to write, the impetus for bringing the Ice Warriors back, his approach to writing characters as iconic as the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes (he’s co-creator on Sherlock with Mark Gatiss), the biggest challenges and surprises in this set of upcoming episodes, what makes Doctor Who so universal, and the fact that he’s pretty confident that they’ll be able to deliver something great for the 50th anniversary.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

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.

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