Thursday, 29 July 2010

[365] Sherlock Interviews: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

Here is another chunky piece of coverage from my Sherlock set visit. An interview with series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. They were both immensely charming, sharp, and full of insight. It's a shame that, in the end, I was underwhelmed by the series' opener. But there are still two episodes left.

Pining for Doctor Who? Have no fear, as even though the show is having a rest, head writer Steven Moffat has been hard at work on another project with Who writer Mark Gatiss: Sherlock, a modern re-setting of the Arthur Conan Doyle crime classics starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The first of three feature length episodes airs this Sunday, but to get you into the spirit, we've got three chunky bits of coverage coming up in the next couple of days.

Firstly, then, we have an interview with Moffat and Gatiss, conducted back in March, when we ventured out to the BBC studios in Wales with a bunch of eager journalists. The two creators were generous with their time, going into eloquent, rambly detail about their love of Holmes, the thinking behind the change in setting, and how Matt Smith almost played Watson.

Read the full interview here.

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