Don’t blame Steven Moffat if we never get a Sherlock-Doctor Who crossover episode.
“I work with boring people on both shows,” joked Moffat, who co-created Sherlock and serves as lead writer and executive producer for Doctor Who. “I’d do it, ‘cause it’d be funny. It’d just be a laugh. But the rest of them, frankly, the grownups — ‘No, you can have too much sugar.’”
Moriarty is back! Sort of. Here’s a message for Comic-Con fans made by Sherlock’s Andrew Scott that was screened in the San Diego Convention Center earlier Thursday. Plus it includes a bonus appearance from none other than star Benedict Cumberbatch. Scott teases us with his top-secret role in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, and then teases even more about his mysterious role in Sherlock season 4—because Moriarty was killed in the season 2 finale, right?
The Sherlock hiatus is stretching into its 18th month, giving fans plenty of time to compile conspiracy theories almost as crazy as Anderson’s. With a new episode finally approaching, the show hits Comic-Con on Thursday to tease what’s next. To get you ready for the panel, here’s a refresher on where we left the famed detective and his (sneer it all together now) “friends.”
Sherlock super-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman may not have been able to attend Comic-Con in person this year (again), but fans got the next-best thing: a scene from the show’s highly anticipated upcoming “Christmas special” episode that puts Holmes and Watson into the Victorian era. Check out the video below shorty, which just played in the San Diego convention center.
A Doctor Who movie? Not happening. A Doctor Who and Sherlock cross-over? Also not happening. A less grumpy Peter Capaldi in season 9? Might be happening just a little. Executive producer Steven Moffat gave EW the current lowdown on two projects that seem to resurface in the online rumor mill time and again, as well as recent reports of a lighter Time Lord.
A few months ago, the rumors started again: Did Benedict Cumberbatch just out Sherlock as gay?! At issue was a comment the Sherlock star made on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast when comparing the great detective and another iconic British character, Doctor Who. “They’ve got different dress senses, different taste in the sex of their partners…,” the actor said.
Interviewing ultra-secretive Steven Moffat about Sherlock is a tricky endeavor, given that the writer-producer would prefer to say nothing at all about what will happen in the show’s hugely anticipated fourth season. But during our wide-ranging recent interview, the Sherlock co-creator gave us a few hints about what to expect when the BBC/PBS Masterpiece fan-favorite series returns.
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Kirk and Spock. Crockett and Tubbs. Sam and Dean. TV has had a long love affair with bromantic crime-stopping buddies. Some choose to see a love that dares not speak its name in these homosocial heroes. We joke about it, write steamy fanfic about it, and, if we’re Sherlock, make three 90-minute movies about it. Season 3 is keenly aware of its place in the pop firmament — our fandom for master detective Sherlock Holmes and partner John Watson, and for the chemistry between stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman — and unabashedly writes to it.
How does Sherlock do it? How does this show keep topping itself? How does this series keep racketing up your emotions and increasing the stakes?
Sunday’s “His Last Vow” was a thrilling 90-minute ride that flung fans from laughter to terror to heartache and back again. The episode represented a return to form after the season’s previous two episodes veered from the show’s format – hilariously and movingly veered, but veered.
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