♦According to our friends over at theknowledgeonline.com, the fourth series of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is gearing up for a spring shoot in London and Wales.
The latest episode, a gothic and lavish one-off special entitled The Abominable Bride, was shown on New Year’s Day, complete with intricate dream sequences and stories within stories. It attracted 8.4 million viewers, making it the highest-rated TV drama of the festive period, with fellow behemoth Downton Abbey clocking up an average of 6.6 million viewers.
Sherlock has been a huge hit for Hartswood Films, the BBC and co-producer WGBH Boston since its inception in the form of a single pilot in 2009, which was swiftly followed by three 90-minute episodes.
The series has gone on to garner multiple gongs, including BAFTAs and Primetime Emmys. Its popularity even caused a spike in requests for coats similar to that worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the show, with designers leaping to meet the demand.
The plot for the fourth series, which will probably air next year, is being kept under wraps but
In an interview, however, series actor Rupert Graves revealed to Collider.com a very interesting insight about his character, Greg Lestrade.
In his statement, it appears that fans might find the Detective Inspector romantically linked to Molly (Louise Brealey).
“I think definitely Lestrade has got the hots for Molly. So maybe they’ll develop that. We don’t know what happens until we see the scripts, and that could literally be a couple of weeks before you film,” the 52-year-old revealed.