Earlier this week we heard the promising, if dubious rumor from 'Sherlock' star Martin Freeman that 2015 would see the airing of a potential Christmas special, prior to the fourth season proper. Now, the BBC has gone on record to confirm not only that we'll see the dynamic detective duo in a special presentation next year, but that filming on season 4's three new episodes will commence as well!
By now we're somewhat used to the painfully distended wait in between 'Sherlock' seasons, currently scheduled for a fourth series sometime before the sun explodes into pandas, but there's a spot of good news yet. According to ever-in-demand series star Martin Freeman, we may yet see the dashing detective return for a 'Sherlock' Christmas special by 2015.
The wait in between 'Sherlock' seasons has always felt exceptionally cruel, what with the ever-expanding careers of series stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, but Netflix subscribers at least have some good news. Not only has the entire third season been made exclusively available on the streaming service, but multiple bonus featurettes have been sleuthed up to join the new episodes as well.
The ever-growing popularity of the BBC's Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman starring 'Sherlock' all but assures that the modernized detective drama will return for a fourth season, its shocking season 3 cliffhanger not withstanding, but the similarly growing popularity of its leads makes scheduling especially difficult. Now, a new report suggests we may see the fourth series trilogy in 2016, with a few well-earned changes to the storytelling.
We've seen 'Sesame Street' take on the likes of such TV-MA fare as 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Homeland,' but can it master deductions when it comes to 'Sherlock'? Okay, it isn't exactly the great detective, but Benedict Cumberbatch himself making deductions with 'Sesame Street' muppets is the next best thing!
Whether you caught the full series of 'Sherlock' season 3 upon its U.K. airing weeks ago, or the PBS airing of finale installment "His Last Vow" last night, there can be no denying that the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman drama left us on one of its most shocking cliffhangers to date. Apart from our collective "whuh-huh?" reactions, find out what series boss Steven Moffat had to say about the surprise character return, and what it means for 'Sherlock' season 4 (and 5)!
So soon already, 'Sherlock' season 3 will be at an end with this coming Sunday's finale installment "His Last Vow," pitting Sherlock Holmes and a newly- John Watson up against the threat of Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen, brother to ‘Hannibal”s Mads), the "Napoleon of Blackmail." The full set of photos from the finale have arrived so what can we deduce about the latest cliffhanger closer for our beloved BBC series?
This coming Sunday will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's beloved 'Sherlock' bringing its latest season to a close yet again (at least in the UK), but for all of series creator Steven Moffat's talk about future season likelihood, has the BBC officially ordered the next run, leaving Moffat and co-writer/star Mark Gatiss to plan a fifth season?
Yes, already! 'Sherlock''s third season opener, "The Empty Hearse," won't hit PBS stateside until January 19, but already across the pond UK fans are preparing for the great detective's third finale, hopefully for a bit less biting cliffhanger this time around. The first trailer for "His Last Vow" has arrived, turning our stomachs with the introduction of Charles Augustus Magnussen!
After two long years, our international 'Sherlock' nightmare has finally come to an end, as the great detective has officially returned with at least one apparent explanation for his monumental "Reichenbach Fall." And while the explanation may only satisfy some, the game will go on with our first trailer for follow-up episode "The Sign of Three!"