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Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
TV Academy sets the minimum TV movie length to 75 minutes to discourage anthology series
TV series have won the Emmy award for Outstanding Primetime TV Movie for the past three years: Sherlock's "Abominable Bride" and Black Mirror's "San Junipero" and "USS Callister." Of the three, only "San Junipero" would be unaffected by the new guidelines.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Dracula from Sherlock creators is coming to Netflix and BBC
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will write and produce three 90-minute episodes that will re-introduce the world to Dracula, who they say "made evil sexy." Dracula will air on BBC in Britain and on Netflix outside of the UK. “There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula, is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero," Moffat and Gatiss said in a statement.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Avengers: Infinity War almost included a Sherlock joke between Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I should've said, 'No sh*t, Sherlock,'" one of the Russo brothers said in the commentary track for their film. "Everybody really wanted that joke." Downey has been playing Sherlock Holmes on the big screen while Cumberbatch has played the iconic role on the small screen.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch hailed as a hero for rescuing a food-delivery cyclist
The Patrick Melrose and Sherlock star was riding in an Uber in London when he reportedly came to the rescue of a delivery man who was being attacked.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch: I'll turn down any role unless my female co-star has equal pay
Source: Radio Times
“Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism,” says the Patrick Melrose and Sherlock star. “Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.’”
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!”