Update: Cumberbatch joins Freeman in The Hobbit plus Sherlock 2 Film News
Season Two (Series Two as it’s called in it’s native country) of BBC’s Sherlock is currently in production. Returning are Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. American audiences may be familiar with Freeman from his role in the original British version of The Office (and he looks enough like John Simm that when writing too fast I put his name in as star of Life on Mars). For those who don’t know him they’re about learn a lot as Freeman takes on the role of a younger Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. The film is also currently in production, but as Sir Ian McKellan recently tweeted, “Freeman has left the Hobbit”, or rather he has gone on hiatus from that production in order to work on Sherlock Season Two as he made a deal to do so before filming began.
BBC Sherlock Season Two will again consist of only three episodes clocking in at 90 minutes a piece. According to press releases the episodes will be 1) A Scandal in Belgravia, 2) The Hounds of Baskerville and 3) The Reichenbach Fall. I am most interested to see Gatiss and Moffat’s contemporary take on The Hounds of Baskerville. The series is scheduled to be aired on BBC television the latter part of this year. As soon as they are aired and this poor American can get a peek, he’ll post up some summary and review of Sherlock Season Two. Update: Looks like it’s going to be awhile. BBC Sherlock Series Two has been pushed in to 2012 for initial air date.
Visit the Official Sherlock BBC page for more useful info and media.
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