On Saturday June 1 2013, a special event was held in Bristol during CrimeFest, the International Crime Fiction Convention. Named ‘Creating Sherlock’, an early afternoon panel saw Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue discuss the inception of the series and the status of production on the third, which is currently on a brief production hiatus until later in the summer. As Steven Moffat noted, in typically amusing fashion while acknowledging the protracted development of the new series around other projects, “We’ve just sort of stopped for a bit while Martin [Freeman] pops back to New Zealand for a bit to film more of The Hobbit. We’re actually going to resume shooting Sherlock next Christmas.” While Mark Gatiss jokingly concluded, “This is an exclusive, as it’s actually going to be nine films.”
After a period of quiet, premium limited edition collectibles manufacturer Big Chief Studios Limited has posted a brief update on their eagerly anticipated and officially licenced Sherlock 1:6 scale collector figures:
“We are also well into development for both Sherlock and Watson 1:6 scale figures, working on costume tailoring and pack design right now. We plan to have these figures made available for pre-order in July. Both figures are scheduled for delivery in Q4 in time for the holidays.”
The original post, which also includes details on the companies’ upcoming Doctor Who product releases, can be seen here.