BBC Renews 'Sherlock' For A Third Season
The BBC has granted a third season to its hit series Sherlock, a modern-day take on Arthur Conan Doyle's seminal sleuth.
Actually, despite the events of the latest episode, its continuation was never in doubt. The third season was granted at the same time as the second, but show runner Steven Moffat kept it under wraps until after the last episode of the second season aired.
Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, and it is one of my favorite things on television right now (and leagues better than Guy Ritchie's interpretation of the character). Each season is comprised of three hour-and-a-half episodes. The second season wrapped up this past Sunday in the UK, and--in my opinion--the finale was one of the most brilliant things I've seen on television.
The latest episode, The Reichenbach Fall, is based on Doyle's story The Final Problem. So while Holmes enthusiasts can probably guess at what happens, I won't say anything else about it.
The show's US fans have to wait until May to see the second season air on PBS (unless you decide to get creative, which, you know, do what you have to). The first season is streaming on Netflix.
Both Cumberbatch and Freeman are expected to return for the third season despite their packed schedules. Both of them will appear in The Hobbit (Freeman as Bilbo, Cumberbatch as Smaug/The Necromancer). Cumberbatch has also been cast in the sequel to JJ Abram's Star Trek in an unknown role (which is rumored to be Khan, but I don't buy it).
Have some fun discussing the series in the comments section--and if you've seen the second season, go light on the spoilers, since it hasn't aired in the US yet.
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