Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2013

‘Hobbit’ star Martin Freeman praises ‘Sherlock’ writing, says ‘The Office’ is ‘perfect’

Martin Freeman says “Sherlock” is one of the best shows he has worked on and would be a fan of “the Office.”

Talking with the Coventry Telegraph, the “Hobbit” star heaped praises for the great scripts on “Sherlock.”

Martin Freeman Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock photo“Sherlock is one of the best written things I’ll ever do. If I live to 100, I won’t do many things that are better written than Sherlock,” he said.

He couldn’t exclude his wonderful work on “The Office.”

“Same with The Office, which was a perfect half-hour of comedy for my taste. As a fan, I’d like it.”

The “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” actor stars in the BBC drama as Dr. John Watson, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as detective Sherlock Holmes. Martin confesses he looks for both physical and intellectual challenges in roles.

“Dr John’s quite physical because he’s a soldier, so he’s a man of action, he’s handy with a gun and has been shot on the battlefield. When something is well written and you get to run around and fire guns and chase people but also have fantastic dialogue, that’s when it’s most pleasurable.”

Sherlock will be back on BBC1 for a third three-part series in 2013.

Entertainment Weekly cites the actors’ “busy schedules” pushing back the start of production on Season 3 from January to March of 2013.

“The BBC has not announced a premiere date for season three, but given that January was previously announced as the start of production, fans hoped to see Holmes and Watson return in the summer,” writes EW. “Sources say the BBC will air Sherlock series three in late 2013. PBS has to wait until after the BBC’s window. A PBS spokesperson says Sherlock will air either late 2013 — or early 2014.”

The producers teased with his promised “Three Words” reveal tweet:

So. The three tease words for the next run of Sherlock … Rat. Wedding. Bow.

 Fans can presumably then expect the episodes to air in the following order:

  • Rat = The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (or possibly Moffat intends to expand on the oft-referenced case of The Giant Rat Of Sumatra)
  • Wedding = The Noble Bachelor
  • Bow = His Last Bow






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