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Sherlock's Season 3 Production Delayed Until March
If you're looking forward to the third season of Sherlock, it seems you shouldn't hold your breath. It looks like the BBC show, expected to return in 2013, may well be delayed into 2014 for U.S. viewers at least, due to the busy lives of its stars and the delay between airing on the BBC and PBS over here.
Benedict Cumberbatch Says His Comments About CBS' Elementary Were Misquoted
In an interview with Shortlist earlier this week, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was asked for his thoughts on CBS' suspiciously similar project, Elementary. The British actor was candid but mostly diplomatic, saying that he was "cynical" about the show, and that Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller had asked for his blessing for taking the role. Now, however, Cumberbatch says that he was misquoted.
Elementary Star Jonny Lee Miller Asked For Benedict Cumberbatch's Blessing
Cumberbatch says that he tracked down a copy of the Elementary script after Miller had told him about the show. "I think there’s room for us both to coexist," says Cumberbatch. "I don’t feel threatened by it and I wish him the best, which is as diplomatic as I can be."
Steven Moffat And Mark Gatiss Hint At Sherlock Series 3 With Three Key Words
BBC’s Sherlock, from co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, is without question the preeminent adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character currently on any medium. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson have even better chemistry than Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law and, even though it’s a bit unfair calling it sight unseen, I can’t imagine CBS’ rival show will come close in quality to the soon to be nine 90 minutes episodes of the BBC series.
Benedict Cumberbatch Wants To Keep Playing Sherlock
With BBC and PBS’ Sherlock recently ending its second tenure in the States, U.S. fans are still ruminating over the conflict between Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, as well as the astonishing cliffhanger ending during Series 2. The third cycle of the show is not set to begin shooting until next January, but if you are a fan who would like to keep Sherlock on the brain, Cumberbatch is ready and willing to talk about the series he loves and the character he inhabits.
Sherlock Season 2 Finale Preview: The Reichenbach Fall
Sadly, the second season of Sherlock is over this Sunday. Last week's “The Hounds of Baskerville” was an interesting take on Sir Conan Doyle's most famous work but the episode couldn't live up to the near perfect 90 minutes that was "A Scandal In Belgravia." Sunday's finale is called "The Reichenbach Fall" and once again finds creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss referencing one of Doyle's key works for its title, this time his short story “The Final Problem.”
PBS Is Cutting 8 Minutes Out Of Every Sherlock Episode For Series 2
Sherlock does pretty well in the U.S. and I’m sure adding advertising was a lucrative deal that PBS just felt the broadcast network could not pass up. However, cutting eight minutes out of a show is rather big deal, especially when that content was carefully edited to tell the story in a particular way in the first place. If you think about it on a slightly broader spectrum, there are only 4 and a half hours of Sherlock produced a season and American audiences are now out 24 whole minutes of that season.
Sherlock Preview: Season 2, Episode 2 - The Hounds Of Baskerville
The BBC One adaptation of Sherlock finally returned to North American televisions last night with “A Scandal in Belgravia” airing on PBS. The fantastic first episode of the second series introduced the sleuth's famous female adversary and, at ninety minutes, was as good as most films that receive theatrical release. And thankfully the adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series continues on Masterpiece Mystery! this week with Episode 2, "The Hounds of Baskerville."
Sherlock Series 2 Premieres On PBS With A Scandal In Belgravia
The most compelling recent adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories can (and will continue to) be found on the BBC with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock. Or, should I say, was found on the BBC because Series 2 is finally being broadcast for North American fans on PBS. That's right, those who have waited patiently to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman back as Holmes and Watson are going to be rewarded tonight with a "Scandal."
Sherlock Co-Creator Steven Moffat Is Annoyed About CBS' Elementary
While CBS has been busy as worker bees trying to get new Sherlock Holmes pilot Elementary to happen, even hiring Lucy Liu as a weirdo Watson for chrissakes, BBC’s Sherlock creator Steven Moffat is sitting back and keeping his fingers crossed the U.S. version of Sherlock Holmes won’t tarnish the reputation of the brand.
Sherlock: Season 2 Will Hit Blu-Ray After PBS Premiere In May
Sherlock: Season 2 will be available in Region 2 come May 22nd. The second series, which aired on BBC Canada in February and will hit U.S. audiences on May 6, pits Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) against some of his most devious enemies, including hacker Irene Adler (Laura Pulver) and Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) in three adrenaline pumping mysteries.
Lucy Liu Joins CBS' Sherlock Holmes Pilot Elementary
While I know I’m not alone in having major reservations about the Sherlock Holmes pilot in the works for CBS, it’s difficult not to be intrigued by the cast being assembled for the project. So, for argument’s sake, let’s put aside the fact that BBC already has a top-notch modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes with Sherlock, and take a look at this intriguing bit of casting news.
CBS' Elementary Pilot Casts Jonny Lee Miller As Sherlock Holmes
One of the best shows on television is BBC's Sherlock. The modern day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation has become insanely popular just about everywhere the show has been broadcast or illegally downloaded. The wildly successful series spawned an inevitable American version and CBS just cast Jonny Lee Miller as its Holmes.
Could CBS' Elementary Pilot Lead To Legal Issues Due To Similarities With BBC's Sherlock?
It’s possible, even likely that the idea of the series is not only to take Sherlock Holmes and put him into modern times, as BBC One’s Sherlock has already done, but also put him in New York, where his accent and British nature will clash dramatically and maybe even comedically with New York’s Finest. In that respect, there is something intriguing, albeit gimmicky about the concept. But it still sounds like a remake that’s pretending not to be a remake.
BBC's Sherlock Will Return For Series 3
Last night was the Series 2 finale of Sherlock. That’s right folks, unfortunately the second season of the BBC One program is over and many though that The Reichenbach Fall could be the last we’d see of Sherlock on British TV. However, last night the show's creators took to twitter to announce that Sherlock will indeed be back for a third series… and they knew all along. Cheeky.