A happy announcement: everyone’s favorite crime drama Sherlock absolutely slayed it at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home a total of seven statues for Series 3 installment His Last Vow. Yeah, that means Sherlock won more awards than critical darling Breaking Bad. For real.
Sadly neither Benedict Cumberbatch nor Martin Freeman – who collected trophies for Best Lead and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for their performances as Sherlock and John – were present at the ceremony, being busy with filming commitments and a stage play, respectively. Creator Steven Moffat was, however, and after he celebrated collecting a trophy for Outstanding Writing in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special, he dropped a few hints about what we can expect to see in the highly anticipated fourth season.
Well, it’s probably a good thing that Sherlockfans are some of the best at patiently playing the waiting game – because there’s another indication that we might be waiting for quite a while to see stars Benedict Cumberbatchand Martin Freeman together on our screens again.
In a new interview with the The Sunday Telegraph, Freeman said that a Christmas special for everyone’s favorite (consulting) detective drama “looks pretty likely,” but don’t get your hopes up just yet folks, because such a special would be unlikely to air before Christmas 2015.
Luckily, even though we’re all suffering through the terrible experience of waiting through yet another interminable wait for a new season of Sherlock, we’ve got plenty to entertain ourselves with in the meantime since many members of the show’s cast seem to be keeping fairly busy with a variety of projects. And now there’s another name to add to the list of Sherlock stars in unexpected places – Louise Brealey is joining the cast of period crime drama Ripper Street.
Best known for her role as Sherlock’s brilliant but slightly awkward pathologist Molly Hooper, Brealey will play Dr. Amelia Frayn, a trailblazing female Victorian doctor who runs the Obsidian Clinic in Whitechapel.
Oh, Sherlock fans, never change. Seriously, don’t.
In case you needed further evidence that the Sherlock fandom is populated by some of the most creative and, frankly, fun people around, look no further than this new fan tribute from Russia.
Several hundred fans in St. Petersburg gathered to pay tribute to their favorite show, and since it’s 2014 now and it’s what people do because the internet exists, they put together an intricate dance routine and filmed it for YouTube.
And it’s awesome. Seriously, this will be one of the coolest things you see this week.
It’s a good thing that Sherlockfans have already proven themselves singularly adept at waiting (apologies to Doctor Who’sAmy Pond, who really has nothing on these folks), because it’s sounding more and more like we’re settling in for another long test of our patience as we wait for Series 4. Or whatever might come next.
Star Martin Freeman, who’s been doing the media rounds of late in support of his new FX series Fargo, has been, predictably, getting asked quite a bit about when we might expect to see the next season of everyone’s favorite (consulting) detective drama. His answers have shed some light on the current situation, offering equally intriguing and depressing tidbits about what the next season of the show might look like. (And when we might see it.)
This latest parody – which comes to us from Norway and has become something of an instant classic among members of the Sherlock fandom online – is a bit simpler, in terms of concept, but in no way less memorable. (Or creative.)
Norwegian actors Vidar Magnussen and Bjarte Tjostheim – who star on the show Underholdningsavdelinge - came up with the idea to do the spoof once they realized they looked a bit like British stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. But they definitely take things to a whole ‘nother level of silliness.
Just because we’re in the middle of The Great Hiatus Part Deux (Part Trois? I’m losing count) doesn’t mean that there won’t be still new Sherlock goodies to help us pass the time as we start off on the long trek to Series 4. Like this, for example.
Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft and regularly writes for Steven Moffat’s other baby, Doctor Who) went to Brazil recently on a press junket to promote British drama in South America for BBC Worldwide.
Whilst there, Gatiss attended a screening of The Empty Hearse with fans and participated in a Q&A session in which he answered burning questions from those in the audience.
Now that we’re all back to our regularly scheduled programming of waiting for new Sherlockepisodes following the conclusion of eries 3, the natural progression of life as a Sherlockian is to start looking for interesting Holmes-related things to pass the time until we get to Series 4.
And this is certainly one of the more interesting Holmes-related things we’ve seen in a while.
Would you visit Sherlock Holmes: The Amusement Park? Because that’s something that’s actually in the works right now. No, really. That’s not a typo.
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