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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Martin Freeman lands two TV shows: FX's Breeders and ITV's A Confession
The Fargo alum is returning to FX in parenting comedy Breeders that FX is making with British broadcaster Sky. Freeman co-created the comedy in which he plays a dad. Breeders, according to the official logline, "exposes the parental paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.” The Sherlock star will also take on a new detective role on A Confession, a six-part drama based on a real police detective "whose decision to deliberately breach police protocol in order to catch a killer, cost him his career and reputation."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Martin Freeman clarifies his comments about Sherlock fans following Benedict Cumberbatch's heated response
Source: The Independent
“My point with Sherlock was that those expectations can be heavy,” he told The Daily Beast after Cumberbatch called his original comments about fans hurting the show "pretty pathetic." “There’s a certain aspect that some fans are going to run with the ball and make their own thing out of your show - which is completely fair enough, as long as we all acknowledge that that is what is happening."
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch says Martin Freeman's criticism of Sherlock fan expectations is "pretty pathetic"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing,” Freeman said last month in a interview with The Telegraph. “People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed ... That’s not fun anymore.” Cumberbatch responded to Freeman in his own Telegraph interview, saying: “It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that … There’s a level of obsession where (the franchise) becomes (the fans’) even though we’re the ones making it. But I just don’t feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say.”
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Martin Freeman says Sherlock is "not fun anymore"
The BBC series is hard to do now because of the expectations, says Freeman. “To be absolutely honest, it (was) kind of impossible,” he tells The Telegraph. “‘Sherlock became the animal that it became immediately. Whereas even with (the U.K. version of) The Office, it was a slow burn. But Sherlock was frankly notably high quality from the outset. And when you start (that high) it’s pretty hard to maintain that."
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Sherlock likely won't return for a very long time
Source: Radio Times
Co-creator Steven Moffat says “we haven’t got an immediate plan” to bring the Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman drama back, “but I would remain surprised, given the collective enthusiasm we have for it, if we didn’t do it again.” He adds: “When, I don’t know. I think maybe the time for a longer gap is upon us, I don’t know. A longer gap? They’re always long gaps!”