Sherlock lives! Doctor Who fans got an unexpected surprise during the 50-years-in-the-making “Day of the Doctor” anniversary special (talk about that here): Teaser trailers for Sherlock season 3 AND Orphan Black season 2 (see the Orphan Black teaser here). Below, the Sherlock teaser is very skimpy on new footage, but gives us a tad bit from the big moment that fans are most eagerly anticipating: Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) revealing himself to be very much alive to Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman). Sherlock returns to PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 19 (more Sherlock premiere details).
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Fans just got another reason to never leave their computers: Hulu announced today Doctor Who, Top Gear, Sherlock, Luther, and other top BBC programs will be available on Hulu Plus in the fall.
Hulu Plus is the pay-per-month streaming service of Hulu.com. The site announced that certain episodes of all the shows will be free, as is their usual model.
Classic shows such as Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Upstairs, Downstairs, and Wallander will also be available. More shows will roll out through the end of the year, eventually leading to over 2,000 episodes of BBC Worldwide titles to stream.
“Hulu has enjoyed a strong collaboration with BBC Worldwide North America, from international co-productions to breakthrough exclusive shows that have been embraced in the U.S. by extremely passionate audiences,” said Andy Forssell, acting CEO and Senior Vice President of Content for Hulu in a release. “By adding this expansive collection of premium BBC Worldwide programming, Hulu Plus solidifies its role as a top streaming platform for the best British programming available in the U.S.”
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The panel is afoot! Or will be, anyway. Sherlock is going to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time, bringing PBS’ Masterpiece cult hit to the fan convention later this month.
The panel will include Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer and writer), Mark Gatiss (co-creator, executive producer and writer) and Sue Vertue (producer). We’re told the actors will not be attending (not too surprising, since Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are landing big-screen projects) but there will be “surprises.” A Sherlock-loving EW writer named Hibberd will moderate. The panel’s exact day and time will be released by Comic-Con tomorrow.
We can also confirm that season three of Sherlock will indeed run in the U.S. on PBS in 2014, more details on that here (as usual, those Brits will get Sherlock first for some reason … something about making the show?).
Fans will surely have plenty of questions, and we’ll try to see if producers will give us any hints how the great detective survived his rooftop plummet in last season’s cliffhanger (roofhanger?).
Sherlock has previously gone to NYC Comic-Con, but not the San Diego mothership. We’re actually told this is the first time any PBS series has paneled at the 44-year-old fan convention — could that be true? So start your Downton Abbey 2014 lobbying campaign now. SDCC could use more fans dressed in Edwardian hats.
Which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tale will inspire the Sherlock season 3 premiere? You know, the episode that’s sure to pick up right where season 2′s cliffhanger (uh, building hanger?) left off, with the great detective somehow having faked his own death?
The show’s co-creator Mark Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft) has revealed the episode’s title: “The Empty Hearse.” Like other Sherlock titles, it’s a close spin on a Doyle title — in this case the short story The Adventure of the Empty House. Fittingly, the original story tells how Holmes survived his encounter with Moriarty, picking up three years after the previous story. The episode is also expected to introduce a new villain for the show, Moriarty’s chief of staff Colonel Sebastian Moran, “the second most dangerous man in London.”
Sherlock will return this fall/winter on the BBC, with a PBS premiere sometime thereafter.
With the BBC’s Sherlock set to get back into production (finally!) there may be more good news on the horizon for fans of TV’s best crime drama.
Star Benedict Cumberbatch told an interviewer there will be a fourth season of Sherlock. “We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that,” the actor told RadioTimes. “All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes for Series 3] and another three [episodes for Series 4].”
The actor even hinted that the show could go beyond a fourth season, though noted it depends on his availability, and the schedules of co-star Martin Freeman and co-creator Steven Moffat. “I’d love to keep it going,” he says.
With Cumberbatch and Martin getting major exposure to U.S. audiences (the former with his upcoming villainous turn in Star Trek Into Darkness and the latter with role as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy), some Sherlock fans worried the stars would no longer continue on the relatively humble TV drama — especially after the start of the third season was briefly delayed. But it sounds like Cumberbatch is committed to making it work. Here in the states, PBS will air the third season of Sherlock sometime after the series has its fall/winter BBC premiere.
A Sherlock spokesperson did not immediately reply for a comment request. We will update this story if we learn something more official.
'The Simpsons': Watch Benedict Cumberbatch play the British prime minister AND Snape -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
This Sunday on a Valentine’s Day-themed episode of The Simpsons, Bart has a romantic cow when hillbilly hottie Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel) returns, while Marge kicks Homer out of the house for… not going to a travel bookstore soft opening with her. But in the name of love, he shall win her back! So Homer, along with Bart and a few other displaced husbands living at the Brokewood Apartments, decide to watch some British movies to figure out a way to win back their wives. In Love, Indubitably (a wink at Love Actually, yes, and also, we hope, to Maeby’s movie on Arrested Development), Benedict Cumberbatch — that coldly dashing Sherlock star who is playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness — pulls brilliant double duty by voicing both a Grant-like British Prime Minister and Severus Snape from Harry Potter. Let the British invasion of your heart begin now by watching his scene now. READ FULL STORY
EW takes you through the 10 best and 5 worst television episodes of 2012. See them all below!
1. Game of Thrones, ”Blackwater” — May 27, HBO
Season 2′s climactic Battle of the Blackwater wins because HBO allowed producers the time and cash to stage a massive land-and-sea confrontation. Thus, this was an episode of rousing heroism, chilling cowardice, gory action, and one giant green explosion that went ”FOOOOOM!” The most ingenious part? It made us care about the warriors on both sides. Staging that battle in viewers’ hearts was the episode’s most successful wartime victory of all. –James Hibberd
Expecting the return of Sherlock next summer?
Try late 2013. Perhaps even 2014, depending where you live.
Start of production on the third cycle of the fan-adored detective drama has been moved from January to March. Sources say the shift was necessary to accommodate the busy schedules of the show’s breakout stars, Benedict Cumberbatch (who’s in Star Trek 2) and Martin Freeman (starring in The Hobbit).
The BBC has not announced a premiere date for season three, but given that January was previously announced as the start of production, fans hoped to see Holmes and Watson return in the summer. Sources say the BBC will air Sherlock series three in late 2013. PBS has to wait until after the BBC’s window. A PBS spokesperson says Sherlock will air either late 2013 — or early 2014. READ FULL STORY
CBS pilot verdicts are in: Four dramas, two comedies — including a Sherlock Holmes detective series and sitcom about working at Groupon. The network also picked up a reality show from Mark Burnett.
CBS has given a half-dozen scripted projects series orders for next season, starting with Elementary, a modern-day New York City-based drama series that’s sounded like a no-brainer for the network’s brand since it was first developed. Jonny Lee Miller plays Sherlock, Lucy Liu gives a feminine twist to Watson. Aidan Quinn co-stars.
The network’s most intriguing-sounding new drama is Vegas, a period piece set in the 1960s centered around the true story of Ralph Lamb: rodeo cowboy turned longtime sheriff of Las Vegas. On paper, this one seemed like a long shot given the way fellow recent ’60s-set dramas Pan Am and Playboy Club fared in the ratings. But if you’re going to dip into the past on CBS, you can’t get much safer than doing a Vegas-set crime drama — you could almost call it a CSI prequel. Plus the cast is great: Dennis Quaid is the sheriff, Michael Chiklis is a mob fixer, plus there’s Jason O’Mara and Carrie-Ann Moss. READ FULL STORY
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