Sherlock

It's Official: 'Sherlock' Series 3 to Premiere on PBS Stations Nationwide in January 2014!

The news that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – the long awaited US premiere date for Sherlock Series 3 has been announced and it’s probably a lot closer than you were expecting.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will return as everyone’s favorite crime-solving duo beginning Sunday, January 19, according to an exclusive announcement from Entertainment Weekly. EW also released the first official promo image for the new season, which you can see below.

Yes, this is really happening. It’s okay if you need to take a deep breath.

Amanda Abbington Reveals Her Guest Role in ‘Sherlock’ Series 3

As Sherlock fans the world over wait for official word about when the acclaimed mystery series might make its way back to our television screens, we’re all becoming more and more desperate for the tiniest snippet of information that might let us know what we can expect to see from Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and company in the upcoming episodes. But, since filming on the new series has wrapped, there’s even less new information to go on than there was previously, and the production crew seem to be playing things as close to the vest as possible to preserve the surprises of Series 3 for fans. Which, we can all agree, is wonderful, but it doesn’t feel that great whilst we’re in the midst of our own version of the Great Hiatus.

However, one bit of news has cropped up that seems worth sharing. Most of you know that the BBC confirmed back in March that Freeman’s real-life romantic partner (and Mr. Selfridge star) Amanda Abbington would be joining Sherlock Series 3 as an unidentified character who ““significantly impacts…the lives of John and Sherlock”.

Well, now we know who Abbington’s playing for sure – straight from the horse’s mouth.

'Sherlock’s' Louise Brealey in New Indie Film ‘Delicious’

Sherlock co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are both so busy with other projects outside of 221b Baker Street that it seems we’re constantly hearing that one or the other of them has signed on for something new. (The latest: Cumberbatch will play a British explorer and Freeman’s and Freeman’s going to Fargo.) But, the tremendous success of the show’s leads often means that the stellar work of the rest of the cast doesn’t always get its due recognition.

Take, for example: Louise Brealey. She plays the adorable (adorkable?) Molly Hooper on Sherlock, is also a playwright (!) and seems the most lovely lady imaginable on Twitter. She’s also got a new movie coming out, which you probably haven’t heard of yet – but that looks thoroughly charming. Get the details below.

Having Withdrawal Now 'Broadchurch' Has Ended? Here’s What to Watch Instead

It is done. The final episode of Broadchurch: Series 1 aired on BBC America this week. After eight weeks of multiple dead ends and a few red herrings, we finally know who killed Danny Latimer. And quite a bombshell it was!

Understandably you might be experiencing a bit of withdrawal now that all the suspense and excitement is over. But never fear! The detective mystery is a genre that the Brits basically own. Just consider how many times the stories of Agatha Christie alone have been dramatized.

The next series of Broadchurch isn’t set to return until sometime next year so if you’re feeling a bit out of sorts and need a little whodunit pick-me-up, may I suggest a few series that might fit the bill?

BBC Releases New Behind the Scenes Photos From 'Sherlock' Series 3

When you spend two years (give or take a month or two) waiting for another season of one of your favorite dramas to come back, you take whatever little tidbits you can get along the way. Such is life for fans of mystery series Sherlock, currently slaving away through their own version of the Great Hiatus as we wait for word about when we can expect to see the drama’s highly anticipated third series on our television screens.

Luckily, the BBC seems to understand – or at least sympathize with – the desperation many feel as we continue to wait for word on a Series 3 transmission date, and appears to be doing its best to keep us supplied with news and behind the scenes tidbits as they’re able. Which is nice, even if they do seem to be working overtime to keep any and all substantive plot developments or spoilers out of the press. (Yes, yes, it honestly is lovely that they’re so committed to keeping the series a surprise for fans. But give us something, would you?)

So, in a continued gesture of goodwill toward the Fans Who Waited, the BBC have kindly released a new batch of behind-the-scenes photos from the recent Sherlock Series 3 filming. Granted, none of these shots reveal pretty much anything that you could constitute as a clue about what the drama’s third series will involve unless you were unaware that stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman or Mark Gatiss were all involved in the show in some capacity. But it kind of doesn’t matter. They’ll get you excited anyway.

Just Like Being There: Watch the Complete 'Sherlock' Comic Con 2013 Panel Online

If you weren’t one of the lucky couple thousand people crammed into the San Diego Convention Center’s Ballroom 20 last July, then you missed a great chat with Sherlock creators Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and producer Sue Vertue about what we can expect from the drama’s highly anticipated third series.

Sure, you probably read some Comic Con summaries, and maybe even watched the video from the trio’s panel appearance at Zachary Levi’s charity Nerd HQ event, or pestered your friends who attended the convention for details. But there’s nothing like seeing things for yourself – and now, luckily, you can!

The full video of Sherlock’s first ever Comic Con panel has been released by PBS and you can watch all forty plus glorious minutes for yourselves at the link below.

Lara Pulver Teases Possible 'Sherlock' Return (Again): Do We Want to See Irene in Series 3?

Lara Pulver, the actress who is best known for her portrayal of dominatrix Irene Adler in Sherlock story A Scandal in Belgravia, remains a frequent topic of conversation among fans and journalists who enjoy the show, despite the fact that the episode in which she featured aired well over a year ago.

It may be due to the fact that general debate over her character never seems to quite die down, but every time Pulver does any sort of public event – whether it’s connected to another series she’s involved in (Da Vinci’s Demons for example) or just a random appearance – she’s always asked about Sherlock and whether or not she’ll be involved in the show again. Given that her portrayal of Irene was somewhat controversial at the time, this isn’t an incredibly odd occurrence, but what is interesting is that her answer seems to keep changing.

British Actors You Should Know: Martin Freeman

The most fun part of the British Actors and/or Actresses You Should Know series is the chance to introduce people to the larger bodies of work of actors they may only be passingly familiar with (British performers do tend to make up a large portion of Hey, It’s That Guy references on the internet, after all.) Today’s installment is a perfect example of this – most fans of British television know him, but probably couldn’t tell you more than one or two things they’ve seen him in.

Many people are aware of Martin Freeman thanks to his work in The Office or, more recently, in Sherlock. However, fans who are only familiar with these performances may not know that Freeman has been a mainstay in British productions for years, and has participated in many great projects beyond these two.

Here’s a look at some of them – and why they’re worth your time.

New BBC Drama Trailer Shows Off Footage from 'Sherlock', 'The Musketeers' and More

The BBC released a new trailer yesterday highlighting its forthcoming slate of “Original British Drama” – a montage of both new and returning series that’s meant to get us all excited for the great programs – both new and old – headed our way from Auntie Beeb in the not too distant future.

Spoiler: This clip does its job really well.

The trailer – which is extremely well put together and very theatrical – shows off several of the BBC’s most highly anticipated properties, including the returns of Sherlock and Ripper Street and several new premieres, including period drama The Musketeers with Peter Capaldi, The Escape Artist with David Tennant, The Great Train Robbery, Quirke, By Any Means and What Remains.

Granted, none of these series get to highlight more than a handful of super quick glimpses of new footage – but we don’t think you’ll mind so much. Watch for yourselves below.

'Sherlock' Director Confirms Fake Scenes Filmed to Keep Fans in Suspense

Fans worldwide are waiting with baited breath for the return of popular mystery series Sherlock – not only because it’s one of the best shows on television, but because everyone’s dying to find out how in the world the consulting detective survived a drop off the top of St. Bart’s hospital without actually dying. We’ve all wanted to know how Sherlock did it since the closing credits of The Reichenbach Fall, basically and with filming on Series 3 wrapping up this week, it seems like we’re finally close to getting some answers.

Except, well, maybe not. To what should be the surprise of no one that’s ever watched any program crafted by Steven Moffat, things aren’t necessarily what they seem. Turns out, the Sherlock folks have been playing their cards even closer to the vest than usual, in anattempt to preserve the secrecy of the script for premiere episode The Empty Hearse. Want to know more? Read on.

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