BBC America will co-produce Queers, a series of eight short films in which eight established writers respond to the 50th Anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act – which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK.
Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the films star award winners Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. The series will premiere on October 14th at 10/9c.
The return of Sherlock after an absence of two years – not counting the one-off The Abominable Bride – set audience records then dropped off precipitously. Of its three 90-minute episodes, one was brilliant, one was much better than the average mystery/procedural and the final had great moments but also a number of obvious flaws.
If you binge all three episodes, though, it is easily apparent that Sherlock’s worst was better than most shows’ best – as the fourth season DVD set shows. Plus there’s two hours of pretty darned decent bonus material.
When Sherlock Holmes returns to London in Sherlock, Series 3, things have changed. Watson, for example has moved on with his life and is engaged to Mary Morstan. In an interview released online by BBC One, Sherlock creators/showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss talk about Sherlock’s discomfort at being in new (for him) situations – and the introduction of the one villain whom Sherlock actually hated according to canon.
You can check out the interview after the jump. Sherlock returns to PBS on January 14th.