Sherlock

The Countdown is On: First 'Sherlock' Series 3 Still Released and Press Release Details

Now that we're inching ever closer to the highly anticipated third season of Sherlock, it's finally time for some Series 3 goodies to start being released. Which, for fans who've spent the better part of two years in the desert, is basically better than Christmas (I myself fall firmly in this category).

So, rejoice Sherlockians! While there's still no official UK airdate to go with the show's January 19 US premiere date, the BBC has released the first official photo from Series 3, along with a press release to prove this whole thing isn't some kind of shared fever dream we're all having.

Get your first look at stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in action (sort of) below and start preparing yourself and your feelings for the utter devastation and emotional angst that’s basically lying in wait for us all. If this picture is anything to go by, tonally. Just guessing.

Missing 'Sherlock'? Here's What You Should Watch Instead

One of the most torturous times of year for any TV fan is the interminable wait between seasons of your favorite show. When that show only airs three episodes at a time and the wait between seasons is somewhere between one to two years? Welcome to the life of a Sherlock fan.

Since Series 3 is premiering in January, we can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel that is this particular Great Hiatus. But, even with this fantastic knowledge to sustain us, we’ve still got a couple of months to go before new episodes arrive, so now might be the perfect time to find a new show to help fill the consulting detective-shaped hole in your heart.

Here are several suggestions for Sherlock fans – each based on various aspects that make the show so appealing. Read on, and let us know what you think – or what you’d recommend instead!

Amazing Internet Things: Wishbone Dons a Deerstalker in Adaptation of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

For many people, the long wait between seasons of popular mystery series Sherlock has turned us all into embarrassingly rabid Holmes fans, eager for any scrap of the great detective that we haven’t seen yet, by any actor, in any form. Yes, kids, this is what obsession looks like. But at least the source material is actually literature, so you know, it could be worse, right?

However, in your quest to consume every snippet of available Sherlockiana in any medium in which it exists, here’s something you probably missed. Unless, of course, you’re old enough to remember a certain children’s show about a dog that had aspirations of being the star of stories from classic literature and saw this clip the first time around.

Yes, we’re talking about Wishbone. Yes, Wishbone did a Sherlock Holmes story. And yes, you can watch it below thanks to the magic of YouTube.

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.

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