Reddit’s 'Ask Me Anything' sessions often offer fun little peeks into the lives of celebrities and important figures, and Doctor Who writer and actor and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss’ AMA was certainly no different (although his was decidedly proper, with ‘favourite’ and other words spelled in the lovely British manner). If you like to geek out to either of Britain’s excellent dramas, we’ve culled together some of the best moments from Gatiss’ AMA.
Following word that Sherlock fans would have to wait until Christmas 2015 to see the series back on television with a new episode -- or special, as it were -- comes a more official update that the BBC mystery drama will be back for a special and then three new episodes.
Hey, remember a couple of months ago when Sherlock actor Martin Freeman spilled the beans on a potential one-off episode of the hit series in the works? Well, we have great news and not-so-great news for fans who might be hoping that BBC One will bring back the show, in whatever capacity, soon. Over the weekend, Freeman was again discussing the possibility of a new episode, and he revealed that Sherlock will be back for a Christmas special… just not until 2015.
There are some shows that inspire so much fanaticism from audiences that any news is good news. Sherlock is one of those programs, and on Friday we learned that there is some brand new news related to see the series. Star Martin Freeman, who plays Watson in the series, recently appeared on Channel 4’s Chatty Man series, noting that a one-off episode of Sherlock may be in the works.
During the last episode of Criminal Minds to air, Jennifer Jareau was kidnapped and tortured by a militant former associate who wanted her access codes as part of an anti-government conspiracy. During the last episode of The Mentalist to air, a recurring character and associate of the lead was kidnapped, tortured and murdered as part of an organized campaign against the CBI.
Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh Steven Moffat, how you toy with the emotions of the fans that love you and Sherlock. Despite previous rumblings, the showrunner revealed it might just take another 2 years for the esteemed Mr. Holmes and his good buddy Watson to appear on screen together again. You're tearing us apart, Moffat!
When there’s a mystery afoot, who better to solve it than the real-life counterpart of Sherlock Holmes himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, eh? That’s exactly what happened when Sesame Street put the Sherlock star on the case of Murray (oh, sorry, Murray-arty)’s apples and oranges. And with a little help from Count Von Count, The Sign of Four has turned into the most adorable video of the day.
Tonight’s third season ender for Sherlock was everything you loved about the series amped up by a billion. A nonstop, twisty-turny, action-packed, and clever as hell little jaunt, "His Last Vow" took us out the insular world of Watson and Holmes and into the reality of the situation. It exposed — at last — not only our big baddie, but a new character we’re dying to see more of (Bill Wiggins), a side of Mary Morstan we’d previously not seen, and a heck of a lot of slapping. Being trapped in a bunch of mind palaces never felt so good.
Steve Thompson's return to Sherlock has proven that he may currently be my favorite writer the series has utilized thus far. The series soars when the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective has some incredibly intricate work at play. And there was no shortage of such thanks to the wedding of John and Mary, wherein we saw the most human — and mature! — side of Sherlock Holmes we'd yet to encounter. In fact, this may have been my favorite episode of the series thus far.
It’s been a long two years waiting for Sherlock to return — an even longer wait for us viewing it [legally] stateside. But the series' season three opener, “The Empty Hearse” was not, it seems, a return to form. Eschewing the traditional format of the show's previous two turns in order to deal with the ramifications of last season’s fake-out death sequence, the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted series sat squarely in the emotional aftermath of Holmes’ trickery and deception in the name of tying up loose ends.
Hey Sherlock fans: turns out that the requisite years of waiting between seasons may not come to pass in 2014. The BBC is reportedly in talks to fast track new episodes of the highly successful series, meaning we may well get a Holmesian miracle this Christmas. Joy to the world, indeed! Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have come to save us all. How many days is it until December 25th, 2014?
Though stateside the premiere is still a few days out, the BBC’s Sherlock is set to close out its third season on Sunday across the pond. But that doesn’t mean the wheels haven’t been turning for a confirmed fourth and hypothetical fifth season of the international megahit. In fact, the series’ showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that stories have been set for both seasons. Rejoice, nerds of the world: your favorite hyper-brilliant misanthrope has been given an extended gameplan.
There are a lot of different ways to generate hype for a returning show. An overwhelming majority of them seem to involve releasing some kind of footage or pictures from the upcoming season. Earlier this month, Sherlock followed that conventional route via this teaser, but fortunately for all of us, the beloved, irregularly aired BBC One/ PBS whodunit didn’t stop there.
Sherlock’s third season is just over the horizon. We’ve known for a while that writers and creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were putting together three epic episodes featuring a brand new villain, but this week the two prolific men revealed even more about what fans can expect from “The Empty Hearse,” “The Sign of the Three” and “His Last Vow.”
If you’re a tween somewhere on Tumblr, you’ve probably already seen (and died over) the Sherlock and Doctor Who mash-up video currently sweeping the Internet. But if you’re a normal like some of us purport to be, allow us to introduce you to Wholock: what may be one of the most shockingly well done combinations of the world’s favorite British television exports. It’s good. So good, in fact, it has managed to do the impossible and convince us that, OK, fine: maybe a crossover episode of the two Steven Moffatt series is terribly necessary.