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Sherlock Season 4?

Cumberbatch says Yes!

By Robert T. Trate     March 12, 2013
Source: Colllider.com/ Radio Times

The debate continues to rage on, who is the better, modern, Sherlock Holmes? Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Lee Miller, or Benedict Cumberbatch? This debate is a tough one because Downey has only finished his second movie with a third to come. Johnny Liee Miller has an incredibly popular TV series wrapping it’s first season. As for Cumberbatch... well Cumberbatch is hanging with Hobbits and tearing the Federation apart. When will Cumberbatch return to 221B Baker Street?
 
In a recent interview with Radio Times, Cumberbatch spoke not only about when, but how many more seasons he has signed on for. 
 
“We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of the upcoming series] and another three". 
 
Collider.com also reported that Sherlock beings filming next week on that third season. New episodes will hopefully air this coming winter on BBC One. Cumberbatch also stated that he hopes the series will go beyond season 4. 
 
The game is certainly on!

 

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djcgmcse 3/13/2013 5:03:23 AM

Awesome news, can't wait for season 3 to start.  I'm not sure how I'd rank the 3 different Sherlocks. They are all uniquely different in the way they portray the character and I enjoy all of them.

jedibanner 3/13/2013 5:34:23 AM

mmmm, not even a contest or a debate...Downey's Sherlock is just not close to what Sherlock Holmes should be and his fake accent is a joke. Miller's American Sherlock is ok but again...not close to the original so, no contest.

Cummberbatch's Sherlock Holme's is the best that's been portrait in years and knowing there is 2 more years to come is one of the greatest news for a TV show in recent years.

lusiphur 3/13/2013 6:18:53 AM

 I agree jedibanner.  Cumberbatch is definitely the best of the three with Miller coming in second.  I will say Miller's Holmes does resemble the original but in a far more modernized version than Cumberbatch's.  Each of the three has latched onto an aspect or two of the character with the Sherlock version being the closest to complete.

I'm glad to hear filming will start soon on series 3.  I know Moffat has his plate full with the 50th anniversary of Dr Who.  I just hope the wait between 3 and 4 isn't too long.

hanso 3/13/2013 6:19:35 AM

 Yeah, Cumberbatch owns it and the Sherlock is way better than the movies and American version too.

As far as more seasons, I just they are awesome like the other ones.  Im going to miss Moriarty.

hanso 3/13/2013 6:23:43 AM

 I just hope I mean.

MrEt 3/13/2013 6:27:36 AM

I agree with you Jedi, pluss the format of almost movie length episodes allows each of the clasic storys to really come to life.

goldeneyez 3/13/2013 6:47:48 AM

Yeah, I don't really see the contest.  Cumberbatch pretty much owns the role in comparison to the other two.  Isn't the American version a rip off of the UK version anyway?  Aren't the BBC folks suing CBS?  I thought I read that somewhere.

Kaziklu 3/13/2013 8:11:20 AM

 Neither Cumberbatch nor Johnny Lee Miller are playing decent Sherlock Holmes, nor do either Watson stand up. 

RDJ also does not play an excellent Sherlock Holmes, but I find that Jude Law plays the best protrayal of Watson I've seen to date. 

Cumberbatch plays Holmes more like a spoiled rich kid and though Holmes did not have relations with women he did have a basic understanding of the their feelings and is described as holding a charm over them. He can be abrupt and even Rude. Cumberbatches Holmes is not bad though, and for a modern retelling I can forgive many of the issues with his protrayal which is less his issue and more with the writing. Which I'm sorry is a poor showcase of the character.

Watson is a cowardly little man, whose development is also poor, Watson was always a strong character to me, he had his issues but he also was there at Holmes side. 

Mycroft is horrible, as is Moriarty who should be an unseen hand who only showed him self in direct conversation with Holmes days before Holmes was going to have him arrested. 

Johnny Lee Miller protrays a Holmes like character, that engages in sex with prostitutes, is often unshaven and seems to lack certian parts of personal hygine that would drive Holmes batty. I find his interactions with other people however to be much more in keeping with the true spirit of Holmes more then Cumberbatch. Again this is writing. 

Lucy Lui is Not Watson in any way shape or form. Her motivations, position and duties are dissimilar in every way. She looks like she will eventually fill the role well though... I like the Joan character, just wish she dressed less (personal Lucy Liu pervertion though) 

I dislike the have introduced Moriarty so quickly into the show, was hoping for a second season addition, but I do like that he is a character on the side lines. 

With RDJ I like 75% of his performace as being wonderfully Holmes, the other 25% is very much off putting. His interactions with people, he physical presence, and his general manner of dress is as it should be. His personal hygine when not working a case and his behaviour on drugs is coming from a differnt place. I can respect it and deal with it, but it isn't strickly speaking in keeping with Holmes, whose drug use was more in keeping with a ADHD treatment then and escape of reality (at least that is how I took it) (over all I find more post Doyle Holmes where people took the character places Doyle wouldn't have)

Law's Watson is though a touch whinny, is nearly the ideal treatment of the character I've seen. He is strong and capable, an ideal companion. He has his own interests and a Gambling issue as he should and he is dating as he should. 

Mycroft was cast brilliantly, but used in a manner less then I would have liked. 

Moriarty was used well... if not needlessly in the first film, and I found it poor in the second. 

Over all all three are enjoyable, I like watching them, I like the way the three character protray Holmes like characters. All three franchises have too much post Doyle Holmes and not enough pure Holmes... but they all work in their repective franchises, and I happily watch all three. 


 

monkeyfoot 3/13/2013 9:20:41 AM

Since I'm only familiar with the character from movies and reading about the character I'm in no position to make judgment calls on who is closest to the author's interpretation.

However, I find The BBC version the best production show and character wise that I enjoy. I haven't seen all of them yet but from what I have Cumberbatch's version is the one I wish I were more like. His characteristcs seem to make him a man with his sh!t developed in all areas to almost superhuman levels. And its shown in a cool way with the audience seeing some of his visualizations on camera.

RDJ's is also like that but has an extra layer of quirky added on to make him a lovable character. He's also a biit too grimy for my taste but that is a minor thing in my enjoyment of the movies.

The American one is the most, I would call it "damaged". He has fantastic skills but it seems to have come at the price of mental and socially messed up faults which again makes him an interesting character like The Mentalist but not too admirable.

monkeyfoot 3/13/2013 9:25:30 AM

Another thing I didn't know about Sherlock Holmes is that he is actually still under copyright by the decendants of creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I had always assumed he was public domain for being over a hundred years old. Some changes in U.S. and international copyright laws seems to vaguely leave him still in the family's control, though it is being argued in a current court case.

But in order to stay safe all current movie and TV productions of Holmes pay a liscensing fee to use the character.

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