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During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat has been discussing the upcoming fourth series of the acclaimed detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, teasing what’s to come with the new episodes, and how series four will distinguish itself from the first three.
“There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked. There’s one thing that no one has really brought up… We’ve actually set up something, I think—[co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we’re very exultant about a little thing we’ve set up that no one is talking about… We haven’t started writing it yet, so it’s early. The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal’s wife. Those are golden days. »
- Gary Collinson
Moffat said that the series will represent "an emotional upheaval", and leave fans desperate for series 5.
Hinting at plot developments, Moffat said: "There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked. There's one thing that no one has really brought up…"
He went on to say that sometimes fans of the show overlook what he considers to be important points in the plot.
"Sometimes people go mad for one thing we think is quite trivial and completely ignore something we think is standing right in front of you."
In the interview with Entertainment Weekly, Moffat also spoke about the evolution of show, from the forming of a friendship to the fear of losing loved ones.
"[Season four] is going to be… I suppose you'd say… consequences. It's consequences. Chickens come to roost. It's dark in some ways - obviously it's »
There’s still no airdate set for the fourth season of “Sherlock,” but in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, notoriously tight-lipped co-creator Steven Moffat did offer some vague clues to tease fans.
“There are some answers coming to questions nobody has asked,” he said. “We’re very exultant about a little thing we’ve set up that no one is talking about.”
That statement follows his cryptic remarks from backstage at the 2014 Emmys, when he told reporters: “We have a plan to top (last season), and I do think our plan is devastating. We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan.”
Diehard fans of the show are sure to be “desperate for series five” after they’re through with four, he said. “We’re certainly going to put them through the mill. It’s going to be more of an emotional upheaval.”
In the interview, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Earlier this month, new details surfaced regarding Sherlock's highly-anticipated Christmas special, which will take Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) back to Victorian England. That special will air later this year, with Season 4 set to follow sometime in early 2016, although a specific release date has not been given. Series co-creator Steven Moffat offered some new details regarding Season 4 to Entertainment Weekly, teasing that he and co-creator Mark Gatiss have not started writing the season yet, but that the new episodes will center on "consequences."
"We haven't started writing it yet, so it's early. The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal's wife. Those are golden days. The missing element in a lot of Sherlock Holmes adaptations is allowing it to be funny. »
With this year's standalone Christmas special completed, things are already being prepped for a fourth season of The BBC's "Sherlock" which is expected to go into production shortly for airing in 2016.
In a new interview with EW, series co-creator Steven Moffat revealed a couple of details about what's in store and offered thoughts on several related subjects.
First up, like the previous seasons, this will be three standalone 90-minute telemovies with an ongoing storyline thread throughout all three. Moffat says the new season will be darker and it will deal quite a bit with consequences:
"The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal's wife. Those are golden days. The missing element in a lot of Sherlock Holmes adaptations is allowing it to be funny. »
- Garth Franklin
When it comes to the BBC's Sherlock, series co-creator Steven Moffat is nearly in Matthew Weiner territory regarding secrecy. But in a recent interview with EW, the Sherlock scribe shared a few tidbits about what fans can expect from the new season, and his thoughts on piracy, fan fiction, and more: 1. The Format Let's get the basics down, first: Moffat says there will be three stand-alone films that are 90 minutes each, like the other seasons. There will also be an ongoing mystery (again, like the prior three seasons have had). The game is afoot! [caption id="attachment_311921" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via PBS[/caption] 2. The Story Regarding the trajectory of the Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) / John Watson (Martin Freeman) relationship, that: The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal’s wife. »
- Allison Keene
We’ve touched on why The Writer’s Tale, the 2008 (expanded in 2010) compendium of correspondence between Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, deserves a space on your bookshelf here.
In short, The Writer’s Tale is both a screenwriting masterclass and an unparalleled look behind the scenes of new Doctor Who. As well as following the production triumphs and emergencies as the show lurches “from one crisis to another”, it lets you witness story ideas being created in the wild. See pivotal Doctor Who moments tottering unsurely out of Davies’ mind like new-born giraffes and watch them transform into sleek, galloping beasts of majesty! Think of it like a classy David Attenborough doc on storytelling, with bonus David Tennant photos and chat about Tony from Skins. »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
Beloved character actor Doug Jones has revealed that his upcoming turn as the villain Deathblow on "Arrow" has been extended so that he will also show up on the second last episode of "The Flash" for the season.
Jones' "The Flash" episode will be entitled 'Rogue Air' and the title seems to suggest the long awaited team-up of numerous Flash villains - The Rogues. Jones' "Flash" episode goes to air April 21st. [Source: Variety]
HBO has revealed the second trailer for the upcoming second season of Mike Judge's comedy series "Silicon Valley". Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener , Amanda Crew, Matt Ross and Jimmy O. Yang star in the ten episode second season which kicks off April 12th.
- Garth Franklin
From Autons to tribophysics via Kronkburgers, here's a pick of the best nerdy in-jokes and references from the 2005 series of Doctor Who...
Ten years ago, the world was about to be re-introduced to one of the most enduring and exciting television characters of all time, Doctor Who. The programme's new 2005 sheen brought with it a cheeky self-referential side (though it did do a bit of that in the 80s) and a knowingly raised pop culture eyebrow. From films such as E.T. to Barbarella to Star Trek to modern literature (The Lovely Bones) and icons (Michael Jackson) - everything was in the Time Lord’s gaze.
Most obviously, this opener saw the return of the »
The writer and director on penning a Doctor Who episode and why he’s itching to return to film-making
The man behind foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker deciding the time lord’s fate is an intriguing prospect, but don’t set your recorder just yet. Iannucci has discussed the idea with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat but his diary is full for the year ahead. “I’m a big fan of Doctor Who and obviously with Peter, who’s loving it, it would be nice to,” says Iannucci. “I’ve spoken off and on to them but it’s a case of being able to fit something in. It’s a nice thought.”
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- John Plunkett
Iannucci, whose credits include Alan Partridge and White House comedy Veep, said he had talked with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and had a good idea where he would take the Doctor, played to universal acclaim by Capaldi since last year.
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- John Plunkett
Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.
One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Three cheers! Filming on Block 3 of series 9 of Doctor Who has officially begun today. Filming took place at Margam Castle in Cardiff, with both Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set. The gothic appearance of Margam Castle may hint towards the episode currently being filmed being the ghost story that Steven Moffat teased...
- Connor Farley
Is there any role Idris Elba couldn’t play? Apparently not, it seems, with the actor linked to iconic characters from Doctor Who to James Bond – both of which, for the record, would be awesome. He’s already played some of the most iconic characters of his generation, too, from The Wire’s gentleman gangster Stringer Bell to angsty detective Luther to the title role in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
He hasn’t got the call from Steven Moffat or the Broccolis yet, but Elba isn’t exactly wanting for roles. He accidentally revealed that Heimdall, the Norse god the actor plays in the Thor films, will be a part of Marvel’s summer smash hit-in-waiting Avengers: Age Of Ultron. And before that, there’s the psychological thriller No Good Deed, out on DVD and Digital HD from next week. »
- Tom Baker
Sherlock news!! We have Sherlock news!! With such a long time between episodes, anyone that is a fan of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s Sherlock rejoices when even the tiniest bit of news comes out of the production. Well this time, it’s actually a big bit of news – an answer to a question no...
- Rebecca Crockett
"I based Mycroft on Peter Mandelson," he told Radio Times. "It was explicit even before I was going to play him.
"Both Mandelson and Mycroft are the sort of people who, I think, would sit out a world war. There's a longer game to be played."
Gatiss recently described the story of the drama as having a "classical dimension".
"It's the »
Back in February, new photos from the set of Sherlock's Christmas Special showed Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) in Victorian Era clothing, which lead many to believe that the special will be set in the 19th Century. Entertainment Weekly caught up with series co-creator Steven Moffat, who confirmed that the special is set in Victorian Era London. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"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. So we had this to do it - as we could hardly conceal - 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. »
Sherlock is going back to its roots. Though the popular BBC drama moves Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic mysteries to the modern day, the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special will take place in Victorian London, as confirmed by showrunner Steven Moffat. Find out how and why after the jump. Speculation about the Sherlock Christmas special has been swirling for months. In […]
The post ‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Will Go Back in Time appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
At SXSW, the Sherlock writer confirms Christmas special will see Holmes and Watson depart their usual contemporary setting
Sherlock fans were confounded by the mystery of a recent promotional image showing Holmes and Watson dressed in Victorian garb – a throwback to Arthur Conan Doyle’s original setting for the detective, rather than the usual contemporary setting of the TV show. The speculation deepened when stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were recently seen filming in Victorian costume.
Now the riddle is somewhat unravelled by the show’s writer Steven Moffat, who revealed some details of the forthcoming special of the BBC series. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly ahead of a SXSW panel, he said:
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 »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
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