Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman began shooting the second series of Sherlock in Cardiff and London this week, and co-creator Stephen Moffat has confirmed the next three episodes as ‘A Scandal In Belgravia’, ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ and ‘The Reichenbach Fall’.
Mark Gattiss hinted that these might be the episodes at last month’s Comic-Con, but the Beeb confirmed the titles of the three 90 minute programmes yesterday.
Belgravia is described as a âtwisted love storyâ?, and will be written by Moffat. Baskervilles – Holmes’ most famous adventure – will be penned by Gattiss, who has spoken of making a “Gothic horror”. While Fall will be written by Stephen Thompson of Doctor Who fame, and is the story of Holmes’ showdown with his nemesis Professor Moriarty above a waterfall in Switzerland.
Cumberbatch and Freeman – who is apparently taking time off from his journey through Middle-Earth (check out the Hobbit video blog here) – will return as police âconsultantâ? Sherlock Holmes and and his sidekick, Afghanistan war vet Dr. John Watson, respectively, with Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade and Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson. Andrew Scott, who played Holmesâ Moriarty, is also expected to return, but his inclusion has yet to be confirmed.
“The hotly-anticipated return of BBC One’s hit series Sherlock begins filming this week with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on fine form,” said Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning.