After waiting over a year since the end of series two, series three of BBC Sherlock will finally begin filming on March 18. The actors have finally seen their scripts and are ready to begin production. Fans are eager to know just how Sherlock survived his fall and how John will respond to his return.
Writers and production members of the show are aware of the fans anticipation of the show and have been tweeting pictures of the set and locations that will be shown in the coming series to make fans begin speculating about things that may happen. The show's creators released three words to fans to help them guess what the three new episodes might be about. The words were rat, wedding, bow. These words have caused much confusion amongst the fans and are seen as much more difficult to decipher than the three words given for series two.
The filming of the new series is also the reason Sherlock star Martin Freeman went on Britain's popular talk show "The Graham Norton Show" earlier this week. When the show was brought up, Norton proceeded to show Freeman pornographic artwork that fans had done of Holmes and Watson. Freeman, who is aware of the artwork and has expressed his appreciation for the artwork in the past, looked very uncomfortable as Norton and the audience seemed to ridicule the artists and the fans of the show. Freeman is known to constantly tease fans of the show for their ideas and always seems to be in the know when it comes to fandom trends.
The series was originally set to begin filming in January but got pushed back due to scheduling conflicts with Freeman and the show's other star Benedict Cumberbatch. The two have become very well known since the show started. Freeman recently starred as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit while Cumberbatch will appear as the villain in this summer's new Star Trek film Into Darkness.