Kapow!: SHERLOCK To Confront The Final Problem In Season 2

The BBC adaptation of Sherlock was arguably one of the most refreshing Seriable television experiences of 2010. What a joy it was to watch Sherlock and Watson run endlessly and solve mysteries in inventive ways. As you can imagine, we’re eager to see what creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have in store for Series 2!

Well, a few details emerged at the recent Kapow! Comic Con, including the stories that the new series will be based on.

Head past the jump for that and more season 2 details.

Gatiss confirmed the Holmes stories that would comprise the new season:

“We knew after having a successful first run that the natural order would be to do three of the most famous [stories],” [..] “being a version of A Scandal in Bohemia, a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles and a version of The Final Problem.”

He also discussed the challenges that he and Moffat face in updating the classic tales for a contemporary setting:

“There’s the question of how to go out on a cliffhanger and then the thematic things of the three stories, where we were trying to get to,” he said, “and what Sherlock and John’s relationship is a little further on. You can’t just go back to: ‘You have no emotions.’ ‘I don’t care.’ You’ve got to move on somewhere and make sure the other characters have something of a journey too.”

As far as how the writing duties will be divided up, Gatiss revealed:

“Steve wanted to do the twisted love story [A Scandal in Bohemia], I’m doing the Gothic horror [Baskervilles] and Steve Thompson {who wrote Series 1’s The Blind Banker] is doing The Final Problem.”

Gatiss also eased fans’ fears that Martin Freeman’s turn on The Hobbit would prevent him from returning as Dr. Watson:

“No, amazingly they’re working around us. I know that when Martin gets off the plane he’s going to be 13 stone heavier, with hairy feet. And they’re a little behind [schedule], I don’t think they’ve done as much as they’d wanted to, but Martin’s back with us and then back to New Zealand.”

We’ll have lots more on Sherlock Season 2 as it comes in.

Source: IGN UK

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  1. Adeel janjua says

    My brother qandeel n I feel that we have been scammed out of excitement by the three episodes of this show. This is nothing but a fraud n BBC does nt even tell us when the new season will start. Shameful!

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  2. June Bug says

    I think a movie should be made out of this series. A lot of money would be made! Can this show air on a station other than pbs? 3 series a year isn’t enough!

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