We all knew it would be back… eventually. But I don’t think anybody anticipated that it would be back quite so soon, not after taking over two years to return last time. But Deadline has confirmed, after a pair of cryptic tweets from the BBC One, that Sherlock will begin filming again in January of 2015. The show, which is restricted by the schedules of the lead actors (Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch), who are both in demand movie stars now. Benedict Cumberbatch in particular is widely considered one of the best actors out there right now, and it is easy to see why after watching anything he’s been in. He even did well as a bastardized Khan in Star Trek, not a franchise known for peerless acting, however entertaining. And his co-star, Martin Freeman, has been in numerous movies, most noticeably playing Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies.
Deadline reports that the show will return for a special and three episodes, with the special premiering sometime in 2015. This could possibly, even probably, a Christmas episode, something that has proven quite a tradition for the BBC’s biggest show (at least in Britain), Doctor Who. Freeman had, before the confirmation, told us that filming looked “pretty likely” in early 2015 and that it “might be for next Christmas”. With Freeman’s first prediction coming true, it adds credence to his speculation that we might see the next episode in Sherlock by Christmas of next year (still a long ways away of course, but ever so slightly faster than the last gap between productions). Says Deadline, “shooting on the special will begin will start in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year”. The BBC One stated “We’re ready to unleash the most shocking and surprising series of #Sherlock yet. The only thing is to expect the unexpected…” so I shall fully expect many ridiculous things, then feel disappointed when it turns out they were talking about something much smaller.
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