The Great Hiatus

Sherlock Series 3: First Production Hints and Tidbits

So, it’s pretty safe to say that a lot of us out here are all waiting intently anxiously rabidly patiently with a great deal of longing for the return of Sherlock for Series 3. With the news that Series 3 production has been pushed back until March, we’ve all been vaguely despondent and increasingly starved for any information about the new episodes. (This is why stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman get asked about the show whenever they do a public appearance, even if it’s for some other project. People are dying for any new tidbit no matter how small.)

What do we know? The basics: Series 3 filming starts in March, will probably run into some point in May, and we’ll likely see a UK transmission date of very late 2013 (my personal guess is Christmas). America, despite everyone’s best intentions, I don’t think we’ll be seeing Sherlock on our side of the Pond until 2014.

But fear not, fellow Sherlock fans, though we’ve all got a significant wait still to go no matter where we live, the wheels have finally started to turn a bit on Series 3. (FINALLY!) Though principal photography doesn’t start until March, the magical people behind-the-scenes are starting to get things rolling. Click through for the latest behind-the-scenes news on the return of everyone’s favorite consulting detective, including confirmation of our first Series 3 director, early details on what sorts of villains we might see and some fun photos from production team.