Steven Moffat returned to the Television Critics Association summer press tour, this time for the upcoming Sherlock special, which takes their modern day Sherlock Holmes back to the original Victorian era. Details are sparse, as even the release date for the latest Sherlock hasn’t been set yet, but Moffat did reveal that the Victorian setting made it more aesthetically appropriate to do an Arthur Conan Doyle ghost story. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Fred Topel
Today BBC America presented a Doctor Who panel for the Television Critics Association. Stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were only available via satellite from the set, but writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was here in person. After the panel, Moffat answered follow-up questions from reporters, including some details about the possibility of a female Doctor, and the character guest star Maisie Williams will play. She will be different from Arya Stark for sure.
(Some vague spoilers for recent Doctor Who episodes are ahead.) Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Who took Hall H by storm this year, welcoming Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi to Comic-Con for the very first time. “I’ve never been in front of 7,000 people in my life,” he remarked upon seeing the crowd. But it didn’t take him long to adjust. He and the other panelists — stars Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, and showrunner Steven Moffat — quickly won over the Whovians who’d waited all day.
Over the course of an hour, the group discussed the shifting dynamics between the characters, the “reckless” adventures of Season 9, the possibilities of a female Doctor, the likelihood of a Sherlock crossover, and more. Hit the jump for all the Doctor Who Comic-Con panel highlights.
UPDATE: Watch the full Doctor Who Comic-Con panel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
The Sherlock panel at Comic Con 2015 wasn’t full of revelations , because Steven Moffat hasn’t started writing a fourth season yet, and consequently we don’t even know when that fourth season might shoot. But there is special episode coming up, in which the cast of the modern-set series takes on a case set in the Victorian era. A great clip from the special was shown at the panel, and you can see that below.
Additionally, this Sherlock special will be even more unusual than you might have expected, as a theatrical release of some sort is planned for the one-shot. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
There’s plenty more Doctor Who coming our way — at least five more years of it, as revealed by showrunner Steven Moffat yesterday. Which means the Doctor has plenty of wild adventures ahead of him still. But the one thing he won’t be doing is leading a feature film. Read Moffat’s explanation of why there won’t be a Doctor Who movie after the jump. Read More »
The Time Lord known as Doctor Who has can manipulate a few elements of the universe in order to preserve himself — hell, the guy can regenerate an entirely new body. But he hasn’t always been able to fend off the capricious and sometimes fickle interest of the viewing public. The Doctor was off the air for many years, but since the show’s most recent resurgence things are going strong. Doctor Who is going so well, in fact, that the BBC sees at least another five years’ future in the series. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Who and Sherlock have quite a few things in common. Both of them are internationally popular British dramas with a huge geek fanbase. Both of them center around special but awkward heroes with more “normal” companions in tow. And both of them are run by Steven Moffat. So naturally, fans of both have long wondered if there might be any chance of the two properties crossing paths.
Well, there’s good news and bad news on that front. In an interview, Moffat reveals he’s all for a Doctor Who Sherlock crossover. It’s everyone else — Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and the producers — that’s against it. Read Moffat’s Doctor Who Sherlock crossover comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
We don’t know if Maisie Williams will end up doing the film adaptation of The Last of Us, but she has shot a role that will let fans of her Game of Thrones character see the actress in a new light. Williams is now on set for Doctor Who, shooting a guest role that will be part of the show’s next season, which debuts this fall. We don’t have a lot of info on the Maisie Williams Doctor Who appearance, but what we do have is below.
Sherlock is going back to its roots. Though the popular BBC drama moves Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic mysteries to the modern day, the upcoming Sherlock Christmas special will take place in Victorian London, as confirmed by showrunner Steven Moffat. Find out how and why after the jump. Read More »