Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t very well known to American audiences during his first two series as Sherlock Holmes in the brilliant BBC series Sherlock. However after starring in a string of high profile roles including Kahn in J.J. Abrams Star Trek: Into Darkness, more eyes will be glued to the third series of Sherlock.
We got a deeper inside look at the third series of the show thanks to the BBC who released set photos featuring both Cumberbatch and partner in crime Martin Freeman.
While we don’t get much information from these new photos from BBC, it’s just good to see Cumberbatch and Freeman back at it in their roles as Sherlock and Watson, respectively.
We would have liked to get a first look at Lars Mikkelsen who is going to be playing the villain Charles Augustus Magnussen who appears to be a brand new character loosely based on an older Sherlock story from the turn of the 20th Century. If the name Lars Mikkelsen sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the brother of the brilliant actor Mads Mikkelsen who appeared as the Bond villain in Casino Royale and currently stars as Hannibal on the NBC series Hannibal.
Still, the premiere of the third series of Sherlock is right around the corner and given the meteoric rise of Cumberbatch’s State-side popularity, the show may see a nice bump in an already loyal viewership.