‘Sherlock’ – First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman From New Special

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Sherlock and Watson are going old school. They both look very dapper.

BBC One has released the first promo image (above) of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from Sherlock’s new 2015 Christmas Special. The image was posted with hashtags: #221back #Sherlock #notkidding.

Notice something missing in the photo above? Benedict’s shoulder is missing. BBC One was quick to fix it and tweeted the image below.

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Sue Vertue and Amanda Abbington also tweeted out images:

The ‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special airs next year. Filming for the special begins in January 2015. Season 4 won’t air till 2016. Ugghh..I hate waiting.

Sherlock – Series 4 and Special Episode Confirmed

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Woot woot!!

BBC has confirmed that Series 4 will return with a Special episode, followed by 3 new episodes. 

Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as John Watson for “the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet,” according to a tweet by BBC One. Filming for the special episode begins January 2015 and the fourth season will start later that year.

Press release:

Sherlock, the hit BBC One drama produced by Hartswood Films, will return to screens for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes. The last series saw Sherlock’s life change a lot – he returned from the dead, his best friend John Watson married Mary Morstan and he met his match in Charles Augustus Magnussen. After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock came back only to face one of his biggest mysteries yet. Why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land?

Speaking about the return of the series, co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat says: “A special, plus a new series of three episodes – it’s a record-breaking run! Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you’d expect…”

Co-creator, writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss, adds: “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on – again!”

Sue Vertue, Executive Producer, Hartswood Films says: “It’s taken a little while to get the dates sorted as none of the boys are exactly sitting back twiddling their thumbs but there was unanimous goodwill to make this work, so we’re thrilled that 221b is going to be inhabited again.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, says: “It’s a very good day in the life of a BBC One Controller when you can announce Sherlock will return for a special plus a new three-part series. Massive thanks to Sue Vertue and Hartswood Films for pulling this off, it’s no mean feat pinning down some of this country’s most brilliant and in-demand actors and writers.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama, says: “Steven and Mark are ready to unleash the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet. The only thing to expect is the unexpected…”

Sherlock is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece.

Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year.

Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.

Fans were teased yesterday on Twitter with the hashtag #221back. The tweets hinted at the return of Sherlock’s nemesis James Moriarty (Andrew Scott): 

Season 3 finale ended in a cliffhanger with Moriarty, presumed dead, with a message “Did you miss me?” being broadcasted on every screen. Here are some more Tweets from today:

Are you excited for Series 4? 

BAFTA New York Presents: In Conversation With Benedict Cumberbatch

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Hollywood Reporter Scott Feinberg’s Q&A session with Benedict Cumberbatch for BAFTA New York Presents: ‘In Conversation’ With Benedict Cumberbatch at The Standard Highline in New York City.  Cumberbatch talks about Sherlock, The Fifth Estate, working with Meryl Streep, Broadway, his first experience with social media, how he almost turned down the role of Sherlock, and more.

Check out the full interview:

If Sherlock Was An Animated Series

What if Sherlock was an animated aeries? Illustrator and self proclaimed geek Angela Taratuta took random screenshots from Sherlock’s episodes A Study in Pink’ and ‘A Scandal in Belgravia,’ and did an excellent job redrawing them as an animated series.

Check out her work on DeviantArt and Tumblr.

‘A Study in Pink‘:

A Scandal in Belgravia’: