Benedict Cumberbatch Filming New Series Of Sherlock – the brilliant detective will soon be back on our screens as Benedict Cumberbatch and the rest of the Sherlock cast are currently in Cardiff filming scenes for the next series.
As well as featuring Cumberbatch as Sherlock, Martin Freeman as Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes and Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson there will be at least one new villain in the new series. It was announced on Twitter that the new series will feature at least one episode starring Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen is the brother of Hannibal and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen and is himself well-known for playing some unpleasant characters in The Killing and Borgen.
It looks like Mikkelsen will be playing the role of Charles Augustus Magnusson. For fans of both the Sherlock series and the original Conan Doyle stories this almost certainly means a clever variation on the 1904 short story The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. The original story shows us why the Milverton character is known as the “king of the blackmailers” as he extorts money from the great and the good by unearthing secrets they want to keep out of the public eye.
There has been much speculation over the shooting in Cardiff this week after Martin Freeman was spotted with a stunt double and smoke was seen coming from one of the buildings being filmed. It would not be the first time Freeman’s character has been in danger during a Sherlock adventure as he has suffered many troubles in the first few episodes including having a number of explosive devices strapped to him.
There are to be 3 2-hour shows in the next series and the titles of the shows are: The Empty Hearse, The Sign Of Three and His Last Vow.