BBC One has released the first image of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson in the upcoming Sherlock special coming out next December. Dressed to the nines, the bad boys of Baker Street will be at it again before their fourth series debuts in 2016. Co-creator Mark Gatiss also teased a special something something, which you can find after the break.
Although we know next to nothing about the latest Sherlock special aside from what the Batch and Freeman will be wearing, it’s safe to say that our patience will be rewarded in one year’s time. BBC One was also gracious enough to tease Gatiss’ readthrough script to show proof that they’ll be back in business and ready to shoot this January.
This will be my first time anxiously awaiting the next installment of the smashing three-episode miniseries as I have just finished watching every episode earlier this year. Sherlock is a rather brilliant show with great chemistry amongst the cast, which leaves no doubt as to why it gained a few Emmys this year. (For some reason it feels like the Emmys were far earlier than August. Where does the time go?)
For the uninitiated, here is a brief plot synopsis of Sherlock:
Co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as his loyal friend, Doctor John Watson. Rupert Graves plays Inspector Lestrade.
The iconic details from Conan Doyle’s original books remain – they live at the same address of 221b Baker Street, have the same names and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them.
Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The fourth, three-episode Sherlock series is expected to air in early 2016, which is expected to follow this 2015 Christmas special.
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Source: BBC [via Empire Online]