UK: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman is on BBC2 today at 17.20.
UPDATE 27/01/12: Broadcast for the episode is now confirmed for February 10 2013.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s roles confirmed as ‘The Prime Minister’ and… Alan Rickman!
Early scheduling from FOX indicates Benedict Cumberbatch’s episode of The Simpsons is currently set to air on February 17 at 8ET/9C in the USA. [Subject to change]
The episode sees the return of Bart’s almost girlfriend Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel – who co-starred with Martin Freeman in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 2005). The episode also guest stars Robert Caro and Max Weinberg.
International broadcast dates for the episode are currently unknown.
From Collider.com, ‘Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis and Peter Jackson Talk THE HOBBIT, the Possibility of Three Films, 48fps, 3D, SHERLOCK, More’.
We’ve clipped Martin’s section below, where he talks about the use of scale to fulfill his role as Bilbo, his previous experience with an effects packed blockbuster in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as well as the reconfirming of filming for Sherlock Series Three from January 2013 for the likely standard three months of principal photography, which would see shooting end in April 2013.
Good luck to all those attending San Diego Comic Con today to see Martin Freeman and the cast and crew of The Hobbit in Hall H from 14:30PDT! From previous experience, Arthur Dent’s words in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are never more apt than in regards to the queue to get into Hall H every year! [Below]
Don’t forget, in addition to the Warners Bros panel there is also a signing with Martin, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis at the Warner Bros Booth on the show floor today from 11:15PDT until 12:00PDT.
And tomorrow [Sunday July 15], Steven Moffat is part of the Doctor Who panel in Hall H… so the above image will probably apply again!
Now that San Diego Comic Con has rolled around around again, we’re getting our first look at many toys and tie in merhcandise for The Hobbit - and being the title character, Martin Freeman is everywhere, from Action Figures, to Lego, and a variety of other sizes inbetween! We’re collecting the best here, and updating as more are revealed.