Steven Moffat talks about Moriarty…
Sherlock: Take your family to work day.
- Drawing by Steven Moffat & Sue Vertue’s son
- Mark Gatiss’ husband Ian Hallard as Mr. Crayhill
- Martin Freeman’s partner Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton as Sherlock’s parents
Sue Vertue, keeping that suspense up.
From Broadcast magazine:
Fans of Sherlock will given the chance to help the detective solve a series of cases via a mobile game due to launch after the BBC1 series has aired.
Sherlock: The Network has been developed by digital production company The Project Factory in association with show producers Hartswood Films.
The £2.99 iOS game pits players as one of Sherlock’s trusted lieutenants and tasks them with solving 10 individual cases which are underpinned with one overarching mystery.
In each case players must travel around a map of London by tube, black cab and on-foot, interviewing witnesses and suspects, negotiating mini-games and collecting clues to solve the crime.
The game features around 20 minutes of original video footage of Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, with input from writer Mark Gatiss and producer Sue Vertue.
Along with the video messages, clues will also be sent to players via SMS and voicemail as The Project Factory aimed to develop an “interactive experience” which tapped in to the capabilities of the device.
The Project Factory creative director Rob Barnes said the game was being launched further to the conclusion of the series to tap into the surrounding buzz.
“People are spending increasing amounts of time online and once a series has finished it is important to keep feeding fans additional content,” he said. “The bigger dramas are starting to realise it’s important to give audiences different experiences across different platforms.”
The Project Factory manages the social media activity for ITV drama Downton Abbey and has previously launched an immersive mobile game to support the Netherland’s biggest soap Good Times Bad Times.
Does this have any confirmation yet?
There is no set air date for Series 3 yet, and there probably won’t be one for quite a while.
Per the report from a fan’s recent discussion with producer Sue Vertue, we’re looking at something more like January 2014. Maybe December 2013. Definitely not November. (Which puts us in the same sucky place we were last time around when it comes to American TV scheduling.)
Don’t misinterpret the chart—I’m not saying you automatically are a jerk if you do any of these things. I’m saying you should assess the situation before you act, and then decide whether to act at all based on the level of jerkitude detected in your assessment. Y’know, like you should in any other situation.
We’re not all going to agree on where the “jerk” line is. But if we all focus really hard on that “think it through ahead of time” thing, we stand a better chance of surviving the next few months.
Filming on Sherlock Series Three is about to enter an important stage.
Sue Vertue, producer on the series, has sent us the following statement:
Hi, Sue Vertue here.
As many of you are aware, we’ll soon be embarking on our first London leg of filming for series 3. I’m also aware that there is quite a lot of speculation about where we’re shooting when. I can’t stress how much we the Producers and Benedict, Martin and the rest of the cast appreciate your love and dedication to our show - we’ll endeavour to live up to your expectations for Series 3.
What I am nervous about is that our London shooting schedule is punishing and will really give us very little time to interact with you. The actors really hope you understand that.
Also, and I know this is probably asking a lot, the majority of fans and indeed ourselves would REALLY appreciate it if you didn’t post pictures or spoilers or ideally our daily locations.
Thanks for your understanding. Sue x
We’ve just heard from Sue Vertue that to mark the start of Sherlock filming tomorrow, we MIGHT find out the title of S3E1… So stay tuned!
Well, I was doing a more detailed post on this but since it’s come up:
I DO NOT CONSIDER EPISODE TITLES SPOILERS.
You can block my “series 3” tag in addition to my “sherlock spoilers” tag if you want, or just go ahead and bail out now for maximum safety. No hard feelings.
Sherlock: A Masterclass at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
The complete hour long recording of the Sherlock Masterclass at MGEITF 2012 with Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue and Andrew Scott that took place on Friday August 24 2012 has just been released, and we’ve included it above for viewing.
Thanks to the team at MX Publishing, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Sherlock producer Sue Vertue on the genesis of the BBC series. The interview was carried out as part of this month’s Sherlock Holmes week and in support of the Save Undershaw campaign, for which Mark Gatiss is also a Trust patron.
Sue Vertue, Andrew Scott, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss collect the Terrestrial Programme of the Year Award at MGEITF 2012.
August 24 2012 was a hugely successful day at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival for Sherlock, seeing a fantastic and informative Masterclass panel, the unveiling of the first hints of possible plotlines for Series Three, and two more awards to add the ever growing collection at Hartswood Films.
Read on for our in-depth write up of the Masterclass panel and the Awards wins, though please note we have summarised much of what was said to avoid any misquoting.