11 items from 2014
Perhaps most surprising out of the event is this from The Hollywood Reporter: "Sherlock" Season 4 is "expected" to debut in 2016, which obviously is a long wait and conflicts another report in January that said the show could be ready by this Christmas 2014.
BBC controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson was also on hand at Tuesday's event with "Sherlock's" creators, which may lend credence to 2016 being an accurate timeframe. While no one is quoted in THR's report, the creators do talk about the difficulty with scheduling because of the popularity of the show's stars, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson).
Elsewhere during the event, Moffat and Gatiss hinted at what's to come for the two detectives in the new episodes. »
Louise Brealey takes a break from rehearsals at the Citizens theatre in Glasgow to talk about playing the title role in Strindberg's classic about the power struggle between an aristocratic woman and her father's butler
Almost 10m viewers watched Sherlock snog Molly on New Year's Day. Now, Louise Brealey – who has won a huge following as the sleuth's lovelorn lab assistant – is taking on a rather more intimate affair. She's starring in Zinnie Harris's version of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, which relocates the original from late 19th-century Sweden to Scotland in the 1920s. Directed by Dominic Hill, the production opens on 6 February at the Citizens theatre in Glasgow for just nine performances.
How are the rehearsals going?
It's intense. We've had just three weeks to rehearse, which is much shorter than usual. In theory it's a small play – it's short, one location and only three characters – but emotionally it's a behemoth, »
- Chris Wiegand
A few weeks back, we speculated on which actors we’d love to see take on the role of Doctor for future incarnations, but what about companions?
A companion is just as vital to Doctor Who as the Doctor is; they provide the warm, human normalness that balances out his eccentricity, and they’re what leads viewers into the show. Christopher Eccleston once claimed that Russell T Davies never wanted to be the Doctor, he wanted to be a companion, and he’s not alone; millions of us have wondered at one time or another what it would be like if the Doctor fell out of the sky and took us on a journey through time and space.
Series 8 is expected by some to be Jenna Coleman’s last, but which actresses (and a few actors) would make an excellent addition to the Tardis crew? Here, in no particular order, »
- Mark White
It's been nearly two years since Sherlock Holmes seemingly fell to his death in the epic Season 2 finale of Sherlock, and since then all anyone has wanted to know is: how did he survive? The question is finally answered when London's greatest consulting detective returns in Sherlock: Season Three, available on Blu-ray and DVD February 11, 2014 from BBC Home Entertainment. The third season of Sherlock premieres in the Us on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS on January 19, 2014. Earlier this month, the season premiere was watched by 9.2 million viewers on BBC One in the UK, making it the most-watched episode of Sherlock ever. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The World's End) reteam in three brand new action-packed adventures of the Emmy-nominated series that USA Today called "TV pleasure at its most intense..."
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Last night, U.S. fans welcomed Sherlock back to the small screen with the Season 3 premiere "The Empty Hearse", which debuted for U.K. audiences on New Year's Day. The show is more popular than ever these days, with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman becoming genuine movie stars over the past few years. As the two stars continue to take on more high profile projects, such as The Hobbit and Star Trek, will fans ever get to see a Sherlock movie?
Co-creator/executive producer Steven Moffat recently teased a Sherlock theatrical film, and also spoke about how lucky he is to make the show with two rising stars. When asked about the prospects for a movie, he could only play coy about the notion.
"We don't rule anything out."
Sherlock already lends itself to a theatrical format, since each episode runs 90 minutes long, and there are only three per season. »
Nearly all the recurring players on the Masterpiece on PBS show Sherlock are based on fictional folks found in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Holmes tales. The most obvious exception? Molly Hooper, the morgue registrar played by actress Louise Brealey. In fact, the show’s creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss at first only intended the Holmes-assisting Hooper to appear in the show’s first episode. But over the years, Molly has become a genuinely beloved character as viewers tracked her unrequited crush on Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular sleuth and her predictably doomed romance with Andrew Scott’s villainous Moriarty. »
- Clark Collis
We're promised that series four and five are in the works, but neither has yet been officially confirmed by the BBC, and Moffat certainly didn't skimp on the cliffhangers with his finale. Replacing the overwhelming question mark of series two's 'How did he do it?" was a more general sense of "Wtf?" Is Moriarty really back? Are John and Mary really going to have a child? Does anyone on this show ever stay dead?
Below, we've pulled together our speculation on what's to come at 221B Baker Street.
If any TV show could ever break the internet, it would probably be Sherlock. With the possible exception of Doctor Who, no British TV series has ever generated quite such a fervent, passionate and obsessive fanbase.
So when last night's series three finale concluded with that twist (Miss me?)... oh boy. Keep reading for a brief sample of Twitter's reactions to 'His Last Vow'.
Tumblr went into meltdown!
And the conspiracy theories have already begun.
Let me guess - Moriarty survived blowing his brains out by putting a squash ball in the gun barrel? #Sherlock
— David Brown (@MrDavidEBrown) January 12, 2014
Move over JFK.
Christ. With the return of Moriarty there are now more conspiracy theories surrounding the roof scene than the grassy knoll. #Sherlock
— Gaz Weetman (@GazWeetman) January 12, 2014
And the cynics are getting in early.
#Sherlock s04e01: "How Moriarty survived blowing his brains out is not important. We meant it to be ambiguous. »
Review Louisa Mellor 9 Jan 2014 - 07:15
His Last Vow is every bit as good a finale as Sherlock’s ever had. Here’s our spoiler-free review…
3.3 His Last Vow
There’s something a bit smug about writing a spoiler-free review. It’s as if we’ve opened our Christmas presents early while everyone else’s are still wrapped up tantalisingly beneath the tree.
The envy runs both ways; you wish you’d seen it, and we wish we still had the joy of it all to come. Moreover, we wish we could really talk about it, because God knows, when it’s over, there’s going to be a lot to say.
New Sherlock season 3,finale episode 3 official spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night, BBC One released the new,official synopsis/spoilers and sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Sherlock" finale episode 3 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "His Last Vow," and it looks pretty intense as Sherlock continues his extreme conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, and more. In the new "His Last Vow" finale episode 3 press release: "A case of stolen letters will lead Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?" Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan, Louise Brealey »
Written By: Mark Gatiss
Director: Jeremy Lovering
The Story: Sherlock Holmes returns from the dead…
The Verdict: Two years ago, a nation was left on tenterhooks as Sherlock Holmes seemingly leapt to his death, only to turn up again on screen a few minutes later alive and well, unbeknownst to his grief stricken friend John Watson. Online fandom exploded, imploded, then exploded again, as fans debated back and forth their theories as to how the super sleuth survived. Expectation grew and grew, as the months turned into years…
Creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat clearly knew that no matter what their solution would be, it wouldn’t satisfy all of the Sherlock fanbase, no matter how audacious or clever it was. Something entirely unexpected would be required so as to lessen the weight of expectation. Their eventual decision to tease the audience with several possible, if a little crazy and highly improbable, »
- Matt Dennis
11 items from 2014
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