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BBC Initially Felt Benedict Cumberbatch Was “Not Sexy Enough”

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It is hard to imagine BBC’s “Sherlock” without Benedict Cumberbatch. One might even say he adds a bit of sex appeal to the show. Some might say. However, according to showrunner Steven Moffat, they initially didn’t think that was the case. (and honestly I kind of only think Cumberbatch is sexy in Sherlock and not in anything else, otherwise he sort of looks like an alien, no? I mean he is a really amazing actor don’t get me wrong but he did play an alien in “Star Trek” so… )

Moffat was once quoted as saying that Cumberbatch seemed “not sexy enough” when he was first cast as Sherlock Holmes on the series. In an interview with Radio Times Moffat explained the reactions of casting David Tennant and Cumberbatch in roles at the time.

“They said of casting David Tennant [in a mini series] as Casanova: ‘Damn, you should have cast someone sexier,’ ” Moffat, who continues to oversee Doctor Who and Sherlock, said, according to the publication. “With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. ‘You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.’ “

Though in the end it worked out well didn’t it? I can’t imagine anyone else playing the role nor would I want to.

New Interactive Trailer for Sherlock Series Three

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Season 3 of BBC’s “Sherlock” is finally almost here and BBC One has revealed a new interactive trailer for the upcoming third season.  The third season will premiere on BBC One on January 1st with “The Empty Hearse.” The third season will kick-off in the United States on January 19th on PBS.

After the New Year’s Day premiere, the second episode will air on Sunday, January 5th, followed by the third and final part on Sunday, January 12th. Those episodes are titled “The Sign of Three” and “His Last Vow.” All three episodes will run at 90 minutes each.

“Sherlock” is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Six episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series began production in March 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.

The series depicts Sherlock depicts “consulting detective” Holmes, assisting the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), in solving various crimes. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes’ conflict with his archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Pathologist Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) assists Holmes in her laboratory. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson’s landlady; and co-creator Mark Gatiss as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes.