Yes, that eery, horrific noise you heard was the sound of millions of BBC Sherlock fans screaming in pain at the news that production for Season 3 is being delayed for at least 3 months due to scheduling conflicts for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
This is what happens when you have so much incredible talent working together. *Heavy sigh* Well, kids, I guess we’ll just have to find ways to keep ourselves entertained (notice I did not say sane) until late 2013.
I know; I was hoping it was all wild rumors, but alas, it’s so.
We’ll just have to break out the Mayan zombies!
The semi-joke floating about the ‘Net is that this delay is The Hobbit’s fault. Not _Martin’s_, of course, he’s lovely. I hear that Martin has got shellshock rather bad at the premiere tonight. Poor darling. I hope he calls up Benedict and asks him “Is this what it was like…?”
=hugs= Thanks so much for the post on me and mine, mo chridhe!
Suspect Martin Freeman had a bit of a warm up for The Hobbit insanity with Second Season Sherlock. I mean after you’ve seen images of yourself all over the ‘Net acting the porn star and having people ask you about Red Pants Monday in public, a bit of ‘normal’ fan behaviour must be refreshing…. But yes, I’m sure he is shellshocked after seeing his giant images of himself on things like planes, buildings, et al.
I *do* understand about the delay and am just glad that the entire Season 3 project hasn’t been cancelled. Everyone on Sherlock, not just Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, deserve all of the success. It’s just hard on the fans who have to share them. It’s a love/hate thing in the sharing. It’s like when you come across a fantastic little restaurant and you want to tell everyone about it — and then discover you have to wait six weeks for a reservation because it’s so successful!
And Thank YOU for all the great links. Since I parse my limited ‘Net time to so many diverse topics, I don’t get to dig out the Sherlock gems like you do. I appreciate all the mining for fannish treasure!