Aside from the Royal wedding and the return of the new season of Doctor Who, the most talked about, highly-anticipated series return has to be the second set of Sherlock programs from the minds of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. You may recall the little teaser tweet and accompanying photo from Mr. Moffat last week which simply said, “…it begins“. Two simple words made an enormous impact around the world. Of course the photo didn’t hurt either to ramp up the anticipation.
Details just revealed by co-creator/writer, Mark Gatiss, has the three proposed episodes as A Scandal in Bohemia, Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem. Gatiss went on to explain that he will adapt ‘Hound’ for television, while co-creator Steven Moffat will write the series premiere. “Steven wanted to do the twisted love story [of ‘A Scandal’] because he likes that,” he said. “I’m doing the gothic horror, and Steve Thompson is doing ‘The Final Problem‘. Originally set to begin filming this month, it was pushed back a bit to allow Martin Freeman to complete filming on Peter Jackon’s, The Hobbit, which had experienced its’ own filming delays earlier this year.
Just returned from a meeting at PBS to discuss the upcoming Fall broadcast schedule along with programs of note in the pipeline coming your way in 2011-2012. Here’s what I know. Besides the above mentioned Sherlock 2 which, again, is set for a late 2011 premiere in the UK and, most likely, a Spring 2012 premiere on PBS in the States, we have the second set of Downton Abbey premiering Sunday, January 8 on PBS after a Fall 2011 premiere in the UK and the second set of Upstairs Downstairs with the same timeline of Fall 2011 on BBC and Winter/Spring 2012 on PBS. Going to be a great 2011-2012 for BBC, PBS and ITV. Hope you can come along for the ride.