Sherlock, the BBC/ PBS Masterpiece television modern interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, held court on Thursday at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. And while producers Moffat, Gatiss and Sue Vertue were present, the Sherlock Holmes (Star Trek Into Darkness’ Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman) of the series were conspicuously absent. They did, however, make an amusing video for the Con.
Freeman is currently busy filming his role of the young Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit franchise, while Cumberbatch is filming the first few episodes of Sherlock’s third season. And while Freeman’s portion of the clip is rather dry, Cumberbatch’s is pretty amusing.
Cumberbatch teases Sherlock’s fate following the seemingly dire end to Sherlock’s season 2, as well as joking about his seemingly omnipresence in nerd culture over the past two years (though his turn as Khan is something that we will hopefully soon forget):
OK, so it was a little light on “true” Sherlock spoilers, but at this point, we’ll take what we can get, ok?
Sherlock’s third season will begin airing in the United States on PBS in the first half of 2014.
What do you think of the Sherlock news?