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Cumberbatch and Freeman Introduce Sherlock at Comic-Con From Afar

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and one of yesterday’s highlights was the BBC‘s Sherlock panel with the presence of producers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue. Unfortunately, due to filming ties, the series’ starring duo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were unable to attend but they managed to put in a few words thanks to a video used to introduce the panel. Here’s what the two of them had to say.

Without spoiling too much here are a few details the panel of producers let loose in relation to the upcoming third season of Sherlock which is on the verge of completion.

Episode one, The Empty Hearse, mainly deals with Sherlock’s resuscitation after an near death experience at the end of season two. Moffat explained:

“the centerpiece of the thing is when John and Sherlock meet again… In Doyle’s story [The Adventure of the Empty House in this case], Watson’s reaction to Sherlock’s reappearance is dealt with fairly quickly. He just forgives him. That’s not going to happen for us… We wanted to explore how it affects all the regulars, his friends and family.”

Episode two, entitled The Sign of Three, will see Dr. Watson get married and the producers were kind enough to screen an exclusive clip from this episode, asking attendees to refrain from heading straight online to reveal a load of details so we’ll leave it right there.

Finally, when asked about a possible fourth season the producers confirmed that, although nothing has been commissioned just yet, everyone involved is very keen to keep things going. Sherlock is set to return to our screens on the 31st of October, 2013.

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