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‘Sherlock’ premiere date: Production gets underway Spring; there may be a crossover and character death
“Sherlock” won’t begin production until this spring, as Kpop Starz reports, which was also mentioned by show creator Steve Moffat, though he did not give any specific date when it would begin production.
“I think we’re starting next year, April-ish,” Moffat said to Collider last year, which would make sense as the show will premiere in 2017.
“We do have the next ‘Sherlock’ announced, that is coming about a year from now,” PBS President Paula Kerger said as a confirmation when the show will come out. She has also said that Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes, wants to continue working on the series.
Kpop Starz also said that a possible crossover with “Doctor Who” has been stated by Moffat, but no further information have been given about it.
With “Sherlock” still a year away from its next season premiere, there are speculations as to what might possibly happen in it. One involves the death of Watson’s (Martin Freeman) wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), which was speculated on in this Parent Herald post.
Show creators Steve Moffat and Mark Gatiss have hinted season four will be dark and will involve much emotional upheaval. It’s also known that in the original books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that Watson had a short-lived marriage.
This has fueled fan speculation that Mary will die somewhere along the series, and season four might be the time it will happen.
Freeman himself has stated that somewhere along the way, Mary will die as the show, even though it is set in modern times, still follows the stories as it was written back then by Sir Conan Doyle.
Still another speculation has been brought up by Cross Map, as it says that there might be a third Holmes after Sherlock and Mycroft. This is based on Mycroft mentioning about what happened to “the other one.” The third Holmes is said to be Sherrinford and he might possibly be played by Tom Hiddleston.
The speculations may or may not be true, and as there is still no official word yet on what would be coming for season four, most of these rumors still have no basis as of yet.
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The Victorian version of Sherlock is coming to the big screen, executive producer Steven Moffat announced to Comic-Con today. When it comes out in “the next year, we hope,” the EP said, the Christmas special of the series co-produced by BBC and PBS and starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be released in “select theaters” around the world. A sneak peek shown before the panel started showed the Great Detective in his original 19th century garb and setting. The brief glimpse seemed to strongly and amusingly suggest that Sherlock and housekeeper Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) are not fans of Dr. John Watson’s (Martin Freeman) writings of Holmes’ adventures, with both critiquing his flourishes and tone.
When it comes to other writing, Moffat told the crowd that he actually hasn’t started writing Season 4 of the show yet.
Fellow EP Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves joined Moffat onstage in a full Ballroom 20. As in past years when Cumberbatch wasn’t in attendance, the actor appeared in a video to say hello to fans. The video kicked off as a message from Andy Scott, who plays Holmes’ archrival Moriarty on the show. Scott is working on the upcoming James Bond pic Spectre. Then Cumberbatch appeared along with EP Mark Gatiss, who also plays Holmes’ brother in the series. The two of them are appearing in Hamlet in the UK. Scott ended the video with a paraphrase of Moriatry’s trademark line, “Hello, Comic-Con. Miss me?”
And knowing full well that they just send the fandom into frenzies!
A first look at the BBC’s Christmas special reveals more of their period stylings – but how are the Baker Street duo going to travel back in time?
A fetching handlebar moustache, a heavy herringbone tweed suit, pinstripe trousers, a pocket-watch chain, a morning suit, a bright-blue tie pin and a red handkerchief. What are the clues hidden in this new picture showing the upcoming Victorian incarnations of the modern Dr Watson and Mr Holmes? Will they help us decipher what we might expect in their next adventure?
Released ahead of the Sherlock panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con – which includes executive producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, as well as star Rupert Graves (or DI Lestrade) – the picture is taken from the upcoming BBC Christmas special, which is reported to involve “a trip back in time to Victorian London”, ahead of three more episodes of a new series.
But how will they get there? Actual time travel feels like it would be a leap too far for a series that has done its best to stay largely within the realms of possibility, and a trippy, 7%-solution-inspired dream sequence might be a bit much for a Christmas episode. How about a one-off re-imagining that steps outside the series’s timeline to show us how this version of the duo would have handled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original cases? (Which, come to think of it, would make it a re-re-imagining …)
Moffat seems to be leaning towards the latter (although he has been known to enjoy the odd bit of misdirection before each season of the programme). As he told Entertainment Weekly ahead of a SXSW panel:
The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes … It’s Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.
They were the rank outsiders in their Emmy categories.
But in a surprise choice Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were both honoured for their roles as Sherlock Holmes and his long suffering side-kick Dr. Watson at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday in Los Angeles.
Embarrassingly neither actor turned up to the glittering ceremony – maybe because they thought they didn’t have a chance of winning their tough categories.
Martin is currently starring in his critically-acclaimed run of Richard III at London’s Trafalgar Studios so was unable to attend.
Benedict, 38, won for Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie while Martin, 42, took the honours for Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for Sherlock: His Last Vow.
The pair are expected to come together to film the fourth season of Sherlock early next year. But, before then, there will be a Christmas Special.
Fortunately show co-creator and writer Steven Moffat was on hand to accept his award for Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A dramatic Special for Sherlock: His Last Vow, the third season of the revamped classic detective series, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.
He beat Larry Kramer’s script for HBO’s much lauded HIV-AIDS bio The Normal Heart plus Treme, Luther, Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven
Among Lead Actor nominees, Mark Ruffalo as an activist in The Normal Heart was widely tipped to win.
Others in the category were Chiwetel Ejiofor for Dancing On The Edge, Idris Elba for Luther and Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo along with Martin, who was also nominated for Fargo.
In the Supporting Actor section Martin was also up against juggernaut, The Normal Heart, with nods for co-stars Jim Parson, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Matt Bomer.
He also beat his Fargo co-star Colin Hanks.