Realizing it’s been a bit since the Sherlock Separation Anxiety Appreciation Society has met, let no more time pass before calling the meeting to order with a both of Sherlock 3 news. While Martin Freeman (John Watson) has had plenty to occupy his own personal mind palace as he spent the better part of the last eighteen months filming Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in New Zealand, most of the rest of us on the planet have been left to wonder just how does the world’s greatest consulting detective survive ‘the Reichenbach Fall’?
Recently, at Channel 4’s Stand Up 2 Cancer event, Martin Freeman spoke exclusively with RadioTimes.com about what he knows of the upcoming Sherlock 3. Freeman did reveal he had seen a “rough outline” of the first episode of series three. He added that he has yet to see a written script but, “…the first one sounds brilliant“. Alluding to what producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have in store Freeman added, “Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss tell us bits about it so I know that all the clues were on screen. It’s not going to be a cheat – everything that we saw on that final episode offers hints as to how he did it.“. No matter how many times I see this brief reminder I haven’t been able to put the clues together just yet. You?
There’s no denying that both Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (John Watson) are brilliant. There were also some classic performances during both series of BBC’s Sherlock. Lara Pulver portrayal of Irene Adler comes to mind, Phil Davis’ taxi-driver character in “A Study in Pink” along with Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade and Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson. Even Sherlock co-conspirator, Mark Gatiss, is brilliant as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft. The absolute best, however, is Andrew Scott and his wheel’s off depiction of Sherlock’s arch-enemy, Moriarty. Just so you don’t forget before the next meeting of the SSAAS. Be strong. Every day that passes makes us one day closer to the January 2013 date when filming on series 3 is set to begin….