I’ve added Screen Captures from the Special Episode of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Strongly my favorite episode so far!
BBC has released a trailer for the Christmas Special episode that will have Sherlock and Watson working on a case on the 19th Century.
From this year’s Comic-Con, here’s the new video from the Christmas Special of Sherlock:
Sherlock super-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman may not have been able to attend Comic-Con in person this year (again), but fans got the next-best thing: a scene from the show’s highly anticipated upcoming “Christmas special” episode that puts Holmes and Watson into the Victorian era. Check out the video below shorty, which just played in the San Diego convention center.
The cult-favorite comedy is expected to return for the 1800s one-off special later this year, and there’s a fourth season planned for a later date. The special will also play in theaters.
“We discovered there was some precedent for doing Sherlock in the Victorian era,” executive producer Steven Moffat said. “When we first did Sherlock, press asked how can Sherlock possibly survive in world with an iPhone? and when doing the Victorian, the press came in and said how can he do this without his iPhone? […]It’s very much the show you know. It’s the Sherlock as you know it, but in the correct era. It’s one of the best ones we’ve made. I think it’s really terrific.”
Moffat noted that in the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, the female characters barely spoke, but that will change for their version. One challenge was “how to we bring our female characters into that era in a way that makes sense.”
The producer also teased the fourth season, which is still being written, as having “shattering emotionally draining you’ll-never-be-the-same-again cliffhangers” that will “sucker punch you into emotional devastation.”
Asked by a fan if Holmes will ever see his semi-romantic interest, Irene Adler, again, Moffat said he genuinely doesn’t know (which means “no” for season 4). Moffat said he might never bring her back because he likes the mystery of how their relationship concluded. “We actually don’t know how that night worked out,” Moffat said. “I did write a version of it … To be honest, I think they never saw each other again, is the truth—but they both smile once a day when they think of each other.”
Yet Moffat entirely clammed up when a fan asked if we’ll ever meet the third Holmes brother, who’s been just briefly alluded to in the show. “You already know how much of an answer you’re going to get,” Moffat said.
Even for the BBC, a channel with no shortage of inspired and timeless programming, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s Sherlock has been a unique triumph of mystery-centric television, with a consistently moving and involving undercurrent of witty drama. At the center of it all, as always, is the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and John H. Watson, the greatest detective of all time and his ever-wise, insightful partner, and the chemistry between stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been a major drawing point for all three series of the program, which capped off its best series to date last year. So, its understandable that at the Sherlock Comic-Con panel, moderated by Sandra Gonzalez and featuring Moffat, executive producer Sue Vertue, and co-star Rupert Graves, who plays DI Greg Lestrade, the big questions surrounded the impending Victorian Special and Series 4, which all three were quick to say was a long, long way off.
Gonzalez did an admirable job of trying to squeeze details for future incarnations of the series from the famously prickly and tight-lipped Moffatt, who dominated the panel for the most part, but the panel was most memorable for Moffat’s unimpeachable sense of humor, and a fanatical love for the details of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories. Handling questions from Gonzalez and the audience, Moffatt, along with Graves and Vertue, proved largely self-effacing but not without adding some major tidbits about the process of creating the show, the series’ cast, and the production of the Victorian Special, which looks to premiere this winter. Check out the full recap below.
- Moffatt and Vertue started off by revealing that the Victorian Special will be released in select cinemas upon its proper release later this year. Moffatt was quick to point out how great the show looked on the big screen.
- Moffat said he thinks the Victorian Special is “one of the best” they’ve done thus far, going on to call it “terrific.”
- Graves revealed that, though he didn’t appear in the clip, Lestrad will be in the Victorian Special and will be wearing mutton chops, which he referred to as “hedges.”
- Moffatt insisted that the Victorian Special “has to be a standalone” episode of the show, rather than trying to work it into the show’s modern trappings.
- At one point, Graves referred to a part of the production process as the “same shit,” only to then read a warning that there were children under 18 in the audience.
- Speaking about the Victorian Special, Moffatt was quick to point out that it takes place in a “sexist” era and that in Doyle’s story, “women don’t speak.” He then said that these elements will be crucial to the story in the Victorian Special.
- Talking about his writing process, Moffatt was quick to point out that he never has an “oh I’m good” moment, and that most of the time he feels “haunted and miserable.”
- Moffatt opined that being a big fan of the show makes certain people “too obsessed to enjoy” Sherlock in a pure way, and related it to his feelings on the initial runs of Dr. Who.
- When talking about filming the Victorian Special, Vertue was quick to say that it was “harder to shoot” than the more modern episodes. She also said that they had their extras “walk faster” to avoid the episode feeling rote or stagnant.
- When discussing the physical nuances of the show, Moffatt said that they are almost never scripted, and that the comedy of the show always comes from the reactions.
- Vertue admitted that she loves “Rupert’s mugging” when reacting to what Sherlock does and says
- Graves admitted that one of his favorite moments was the “oh, you bastard” hug at the beginning of Series 3, when Lestrad finds out Holmes is still alive.
- When asked about her favorite gut-punch moment, Vertue chose the end of Series 3, specifically the look on Grattis’s Mycroft’s face when his brother has a cadre of guns pointed at him.
- Moffatt didn’t have a favorite gut-punch moment, but said he only really felt clever and thought a line was “not bad” was “I am Sherlocked.”
- Graves said that his favorite gut-punch moment was “Mary with the gun.”
- Talking about how he constructs the drama and mystery of the show, Moffatt emphasized the “backswing” and the “I should have seen it coming!” feeling that the show often gives off. He specifically referenced Sherlock’s relationship with Mary.
- Moffatt admitted that he reads the “stage directions” at the table reads.
Ready for Comic-Con? Here is an article from EW.com
The Sherlock hiatus is stretching into its 18th month, giving fans plenty of time to compile conspiracy theories almost as crazy as Anderson’s. With a new episode finally approaching, the show hits Comic-Con on Thursday to tease what’s next. To get you ready for the panel, here’s a refresher on where we left the famed detective and his (sneer it all together now) “friends.”
Where we left off: Surprise! John married a trained assassin. Publishing magnate Charles Augustus Magnussen knows about Mary’s secret past and blackmails her for it, so she sets out to kill him — only to get interrupted by Sherlock. Mary shoots Sherlock to buy herself time. When John learns the truth about his wife, she gives him a flash drive containing her full history; John burns the flash drive without reading it and chooses to forgive her.
When Magnussen reveals that he doesn’t actually have any physical blackmail evidence — it’s all in his mind palace — Sherlock shoots him at point-blank range. Mycroft has no choice but to take his brother into custody and sentence him to the kind of undercover assignment that will leave him dead in six months. Sherlock and John say an emotional goodbye, but four minutes after his plane takes off, Sherlock is called back home. Moriarty is alive, which he’s announced by broadcasting a message across the country: “Did you miss me?” You have no idea.
In other news, Molly Hooper is no longer engaged, Greg Lestrade is “a man and good at it,” and Mrs. Hudson is still not your housekeeper.
What we know about season 4: According to showrunner Steven Moffat, the fun times can’t last forever. Moffat tells EW that season 4 will be all about “consequences,” with plenty of “emotional upheaval” to go along with them. He also hints that the show’s famously analytical fans are missing something: “[Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me are very exultant about a little thing we’ve set up that no one is talking about.” In true Sherlock fashion, we’re going to have to wait a while to find out what that is — season 4 is expected to begin filming in the spring of 2016.
But take heart: Sherlock will air a 90-minute special this December. “The special is its own thing,” Moffat tells EW. “It’s not part of the run of three episodes.” What is it part of? Victorian London. Check out the BBC’s just-released promotional photo for a glimpse at Sherlock and John’s throwback look — featuring the return of a certain mustache.
Comic-Con burning question: Assuming he really is alive, how did Moriarty fake his death?
As producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, along with co-star Rupert Graves arrive in San Diego to start pimping Sherlock at this year’s Comic-Con, the Beeb has released a new image featuring the series’ stars, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.
And as you can tell from the way they’re dressed, this is the duo in their costumes for the special episode of the show, due to air at the end of the year, set in Victorian times and reportedly fun of interesting little tweaks on the format that Moffat and co-creator Mark Gatiss have established on the series. For one thing, it’s detached from the regular continuity of the show, meaning that none of the dangling plotlines from the end of series three will be resolved.
“The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW back in March. “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. 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.”
With filming on the rest of series four not set to begin until next spring, we’re in for yet another wait for more episodes. But then, that’s the life of a Sherlock fan…
For the eagerly anticipated Sherlock special episode, Holmes and Watson are essentially going back in time.
Co-creator Steven Moffat has now confirmed the special will take place in Victorian London, validating fan assumptions about the episode. Last month the show’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were spotted filming Sherlock in 19th century clothes, causing fans to wonder if perhaps the crime-fighting duo attended a costume ball, or ir perhaps it was just some kind of dream sequence within the special. But no: The 90-minute episode literally takes place hundreds of years ago.
“The special is it’s own thing,” Moffat told EW before attending a panel at the South by Southwest conference on Monday. “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.”
The special is pretty much finished, Moffat added, and he’s very pleased with the result. No air date is set by Sherlock networks BBC and PBS Masterpiece, but the special is widely expected to air in the UK around December.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) November 25, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are very busy actors these days. But worry not, Sherlock fans, the duo will be back to play Detective Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson. How do we know? Well, the BBC said “#notkidding,” and would they lie to you via hashtag? They wouldn’t dare. Eschewing their modernized coats and famous scarves, Freeman and Cumberbatch are kitted out in the traditional threads worn by Watson and Holmes in the original Sidney Paget drawings that accompanied Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books. Well, at least Watson is. We see Sherlock still isn’t a fan of the deerstalker. Mary Watson is free to disagree, but I think John looks fetching in that mustache. I wouldn’t mind if he kept the bowler either.
Sherlock will return (#notkidding), but not until Christmas of 2015. Maybe this photo can tide you over until then?
It’s elementary: Benedict Cumberbatch is now an Emmy winner.
At Monday’s ceremony, Cumberbatch nabbed the Emmy for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for playing the title character in BBC’s Sherlock.
This is the actor’s first Emmy win after losing in the category the previous two years, in 2012 for Sherlock and last year for Parade’s End. He was not in attendance this year to accept the award. Sherlock also won Emmys this year for writing and for supporting actor Martin Freeman.
Cumberbatch beat out frontrunner Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart), along with Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther) and Martin Freeman (Fargo).