TV’s Sherlock to hit cinemas

Co-creator of TV series Sherlock, Steven Moffat, announces special one-off episode of hit BBC drama Sherlock to be shown in selected cinemas around world

Photo by: BBC
Photo by: BBC

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The co-creator of the British TV series Sherlock, Steven Moffat, gave a speech at Comic-Con in San Diego and told the fans there that the show will also be seen "on the big screen." He also talked about writing the dialogue for the legendary character Sherlock Holmes.

Moffat said one of the challenges in writing the scripts for the show was the female characters in the original books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

"One of the problems with the original, which we addressed in the modern series is that, for the most part, the women in the original Sherlock Holmes series don't really speak very much,” he said.

"And there isn't a Molly Hooper, we'd forgotten that we invented Molly."

He then went on to discuss why Sherlock Holmes has been so appealing since the books were first published. Moffat's explained people’s fascination with Holmes by saying  "We're always going to be in love with the idea of a man who understands everything but himself."

The 6,500 fans who filled the convention's Hall H were also the first to see a trailer for the new series in September at BBC.

Comic-Con runs until Sunday, July 12. Forthcoming sessions include panels on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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