The Radio Times reported on Saturday that Mark Gatiss has revealed a few new details about the upcoming season of "Sherlock."
In an interview at a "Doctor Who" event, Gatiss, co-creator and writer of the popular BBC television series, said that the first episode in the third season, entitled "The Empty Hearse," will feature scenes set on the London Underground rail system. Gatiss has cited a newly recovered "Doctor Who" episode that was set in the London Underground, as his inspiration.
I am obsessed with the Tube and I think it all comes from that story when I was a kid. The first episode of 'Sherlock' is explicitly about the London Underground for exactly that reason - because I love 'The Web of Fear!'"
"The Empty Hearse" will see Sherlock return from the dead after faking his death via a supposed suicidal jump from the roof of St. Barts hospital in London. Gatiss would not discuss the exact details of the episode or just what exactly Sherlock will be doing in the maze of tunnels that make up the London Tube network, but appeared excited at the notion of getting the chance to include an iconic part of London in "Sherlock."
BBC's adaptation of the famous detective has proved to be a huge success, both for the BBC and the cast and crew involved with the show. The two stars of the television program, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (who play Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively) have become household names and achieved global stardom. Cumberbatch himself has four films being released this fall, while Freeman will next be seen in the second instalment of "The Hobbit."