The great thing about every day that passes is that it means we are one day closer to when Sherlock 3 transmits no matter where you hang your hat on Planet Earth. On the heels of the minimal teases and spoilers that came out of last weeks San Diego Comic-Con regarding any hint as to how Holmes survives the fall off the rooftop of St Barts, we now have titles for the three feature films (still can’t bring myself to call them ‘episodes’ as they are ‘feature film’ good) that will comprise the upcoming series 3. Drum roll please…
The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three & His Last Vow
Written by Steven Moffat, filming is set to begin on Monday, 29 July, with the title being a bit of a play upon the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle short story entitled, ‘His Last Bow’, which is the final chronological story written to feature Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson.
AND, the big Sherlock news coming out of San Diego….
No, not how he survives the rooftop fall. Even better. While Benedict Cumberbatch did let it slip earlier this year that he had signed up for another bit of telly greatness, producer Sue Vertue confirmed the news by saying that both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman had been ‘optioned’ for a fourth series! “There is definitely going to be a fourth series,” she said. “We just haven’t decided when we’re going to do it…I think as long as everyone wants to keep doing it, we’ll keep doing it.”
Don’t know about you, but that’s enough for me to take it to the bank and start looking for clues in series 3 as to what series 4 will be about.