Sherlock fans have waited with baited breath for Sherlock Series 3. Due to the fact that the lead actors of the series, Benedict Cumberbach and Martin Freeman both have had packed schedules, delaying filming from last January. Today on Mar. 11 marks the day that the wait was finally over, Sherlock had their first reading for Season 3 of the series. Deadline reports that they had their first read-through today, and they're planning to start filming the BBC One series next Monday, Mar. 18.
In this season though there will be two new directors working on episodes this time around, Jeremy Lovering is confirmed for the first episode of season three, coming off of filming his first feature, In Fear, which just made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. One other director that was confirmed today was Colm McCarthy, who is due to direct another episode, this follows his work on episodes of Ripper Street and Doctor Who. There is no word yet on who the third director of this season of Sherlock will be.
Further plans for the filming were revealed on Sherlockology as they got to ask the Hartswoods Film producer Sue Vertue about that. They're going to film the first two episodes before the summer, then take a break for a few weeks, and film the third episode then. Due to the fact both actors have busy schedules, they never would have been able to get this series done unless they did it this way.
The third series is due to be released in the winter for the UK, that's for certain. Meaning for the US, as was mentioned in earlier reports, more than likely we won't see it in the states until 2014 on PBS. At least we know that the third series of Sherlock is on the way. Considering the quality of past series, Sherlock Season 3 will be worth the wait.