Mark Gatiss Talks Surprise Sherlock Cameos

Image Courtesy of BBC

Image Courtesy of BBC

Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
Staff Writer

The New Year kicked off with an internet meltdown when Sherlock premiered its third season on January 1 with “The Empty Hearse”. The highly anticipated episode was everything we wanted and more, providing us with brand new characters – Sherlock’s parents.

The first ever introduction of Sherlock Holmes’s parents was especially exciting because as the saying goes, art imitates life. Sherlock’s parents were played by Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham – actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s real life parents.

DigitalSpy reports  show writer and actor Mark Gatiss as saying this is the first time he and his writing partner Steven Moffat have made a major departure from Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.

“I don’t know if Sherlock Holmes’s parents have ever been shown. It just felt the right thing to do in the third series,” Gattis told DigitalSpy. “Sherlock is more likely to be the product of a loving home than a broken one, in a strange way. He’s sort of slightly indulged.”

A major question to be answered in the seasons premiere episode was how Sherlock survived his fall in the previous season’s finale. Gatiss confirmed to DigitalSpy that they had filmed numerous possible solutions to Sherlock’s falls; in addition fake scenes were created to confuse speculators.

“We shot a completely fake scene where I collaborate with Andrew,” he said. Here referring to Andrew Scott who plays Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty.

Sherlock’s next two episodes will air January 5 and 12.

http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped
http://www.popwrapped.tumblr.com
http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped
http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped
http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped
http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped
http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped
http://www.popwrapped.wordpress.com
http://www.PopWrapped.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s