The long awaited season four of BBC’s Sherlock has finally gone into production. Considering how difficult it is to get the series stars’ schedules to work (as both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are both in pretty high demand), many have asked how much longer Sherlock will continue. Some have even speculated that this fourth season might be the last one.
Well, that speculation may have something to it. Series co-creator Steven Moffat said to Collider:
Sherlock series four – here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street, and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and terror and tragedy are looming. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning and it’s about to reach its climax
I guess the the key word a lot of people are focusing on here is “climax.” Many have taken this as an implication that Sherlock may complete its overall story arc and be close to an end. Considering how hard its been to make each subsequent season of the show, it makes sense to bring Sherlock to an end.
No word yet on when the season will air, but it’s currently expected to premiere in the fall in the UK. Likely the American debut will follow as usual in January on PBS.
We’ve all known for a while that this year the BBC has decided to produce an out-of-continuity Sherlock Christmas special set in Victorian times.
And while we’ve seen still images before, we finally now are getting a trailer for the special. The BBC tweeted out the trailer yesterday, and I’m personally pretty damned excited. I could keep rambling on about it, but instead I think I’ll just embed the thing.
The Sherlock Christmas special will air this holiday season.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the upcoming Sherlock Christmas episode will be set in Victorian London.
Sherlock, of course, is the much lauded modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. So this special is sort of a Victorian adaptation of the modern adaptation of a Victorian character… or not, depending on how you think about it.
According to Steven Moffat, the special (which returns the show to its original time period) will be a one off, set in its own continuity – so don’t worry about any attempts to justify it with a dream sequence… just sit back and enjoy Martin Freeman with a ridiculous mustache.
I know I will.
On this post-Holidays episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about how god-awful cold it is out there, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Sherlock’s return, Space Dandy (which we almost forgot about), Star Wars returning to Marvel comics, Community’s return to the airwaves, and your messages to us in the mailbag.
We really do love reading your messages.
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