Season three of 'Sherlock' pushed back to 2014?

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The BBC detective drama 'Sherlock' is a massive hit in every sense: the show is the reigning BAFTA Award winner for best writing and was nominated in essentially every applicable category at the 2012 Primetime Emmys. Fans are chomping at the bit for another season of the engrossing show...

But herein lies the problem with any hit ongoing series: you've turned the stars of your show into international superstars. Due to conflicts with the schedules of 'Sherlock' stars Benedict Cumberbatch (who is busy filming 'Star Trek 2') and Martin Freeman (who stars in 'The Hobbit'), the production on the third season of 'Sherlock' has been pushed from January 2013 to March at the earliest... leaving an air-date slated for late-2013 on the BBC--and the PBS airing of the series on this side of the pond will begin after the BBC run is completed.

This comedy of events could keep new adventures with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson off of your television screens until some time in 2014. This is extra-painful considering the cliffhanger that concluded the second season; the buzz surrounding this series has never been higher.

The BBC remains unconcerned; no matter how long fans are forced to wait to see the resolution to the cliffhanger, Cumberbatch and Freeman will only be bigger stars by the time it airs. The third season of 'Sherlock' is money in the bank for the BBC--that check is in the mail, the only question remains how long we'll all have to wait to cash in...


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Written by: bad_subject
Nov 26th, 2012, 12:40 pm


Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2013, 10:43 pm
It seems the BBC can do Well, but not too Well. When they have a smashing success, they don't know what to do with it (remember the butchering of the ending season of *Upstairs Downstairs*. Two years between 3 episode Seasons is way more than ridiculous ...

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Message Posted On Dec 29th, 2012, 8:22 am


I understand and empathize that there are requests for more episodes. Given the length and movie quality I am satisfied with the current yearly production quota. But now it is every two years?


Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 6:28 pm
And when is the release date for the next Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes? The two seem to be tied together. The first BBC series hit the air just as the first Robert Downey Jr. version hit video release. The second BBC series hit just after the second Robert Downey Jr. version hit theaters. Since Robert Downey Jr. is doing Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2, it will probably be 2014 the next Sherlock Holmes. Then again maybe it's too much of the 7% solution.

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Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 4:19 pm

awsome show but way to few episodes... when its this few epis there will be no or not sufficiant build up of the story.... so they should have 10 or preferably 12 epis each season...


Message Posted On Nov 26th, 2012, 3:06 pm
6 episodes, 2 seasons. Any other organization would be churning this out to make money. But because the BBC exhorts money for UK citizens it can afford to play silly buggers with prized shows.
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