#SherlockR3VEALED – Watch the first teaser trailer for Sherlock Series 3! [UPDATED]
So, what did you think about the first trailer for Sherlock Series Three?
The teaser, featuring Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealey, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch runs for 25 seconds but features no actual footage from the third series itself. [Correction August 3: Mark Gatiss has confirmed that the footage featured in the trailer IS from Sherlock Series 3]
It is instead an original creation by director Jason Thomson of Red Bee Media, who has created numerous original promotional trailers for the BBC. That said, it does hint at the major dramatic crux of the start of the third series - the inevitable reunion of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, after Sherlock faked his death at the conclusion of The Reichenbach Fall.
And yes, that is a striking new look for John too, don’t you think?
As you may notice, the trailer also carries no airdate for Sherlock Series Three in the UK. While the rough area that Sherlock may be broadcast in will become clearer in the months ahead, the actual definite date cannot be set until the completed episodes have been delivered to the BBC by Hartswood Films, so at the moment any dates you see online continue to be mere speculation.
You can call out the “Sherlock Fandom” (as if we are all the same, which we aren’t) for being crazy and silly and embarrassing, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that in the public photo for BBC’s Twitter, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch pulling a face and it’s Martin Freeman sticking grapes on his eyes.
Now, this is probably going to be an echo/regurgitation of everything everyone else has said, but here it is:
PLEASE have more than one backup stream. BBC One (the iPlayer, that is) may be overwhelmed with all the people, so you may have to revert to a website with resolution that is not as good.
THAT BEING SAID, if you really want to watch Sherlock with the iPlayer turn it on WAY beforehand. Like thirty minutes before. Don’t get on your computer five minutes before it’s supposed to start, because that’s just all bad.
Some websites actually work and won’t give your computer a virus (FOR GOD’S SAKE CLICK OUT ALL OF THE ADS—look for small, white boxes (and when I say small I mean small) with an x. DON’T CLICK THE RED ONES YOU’LL INFECT YOUR COMPUTER).
Those ads are MEANT to trick you. You shouldn’t need to download ANYTHING to livestream. Don’t believe any ads on your screen once the livestream website is up.
To use BBC iPlayer (if you don’t live in the UK, download MediaHint (https://mediahint.com/install_chrome.html), and you should be set to go. It’s an extension, if you don’t go looking for details, it won’t do damage to your computer.
Turn on ALL streams way beforehand. Let them warm up, get the initial skips out of the way.
AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HAVE YOUR ANTIVIRUS ON—DO NOT GET YOUR COMPUTER KILLED AND INFECTED JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WATCH SHERLOCK. DON’T CLICK ON ANY WEIRD ADS, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T JUST GOOGLE FREE ONLINE TV, AND PLEASE BE CAREFUL.
How to survive The Empty Hearse:
No seriously. This episode will have John and Sherlock reuniting, it will have Martin Freeman’s devastatingly amazing facially expressive acting, it will reveal how Sherlock survived.
You won’t make it straight faced.
YOU CAN, HOWEVER, be prepared with these things:
A blanket. Shock, dear.
Tea. TONS OF FUCKING TEA. A hot, amazing beverage will help you so much. Keep it out of arm and leg reach while violently reacting to the episode. Tea stains.
Tissues. I actually bought tissues for today.
If you want to liveblog, have your phone, and remember how much you love it before you want to throw it across the room.
HAVE LOTS OF SPACE. That shit is like a movie. Have space to switch positions. A bed or floor works perfectly.
WARN EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. You will make lots of sounds during this episode, don’t try and say everything is alright.
Tell them about Sherlock, or tell them you’re violently masturbating (a tip a friend gave me, which made me literally die laughing (the crying might concern everyone, though, so maybe not such a good idea)).
Chocolate. Stuff your damn face.
REMEMBER ENGLAND DOESN’T HAVE COMMERCIALS WHEN THE PROGRAMME IS AIRING. Be prepared with EVERYTHING you need BEFOREHAND.
For god’s sake, go to the bathroom before too.
Stuffed animals to cry into — and some to throw across the room (they’ll forgive you).
So, there’s my last minute Sherlock advice. Heed it well, especially the first segment of my tips.
Hope everyone survives. Happy New Sherlock Series.
Heartbreaking Series 3 Storyline revealed in recent photo :’-(
Here we see Sherlock visiting John in the day room of the hospital where the good doctor has been recovering for the past month.
Unable to deal with Sherlock’s absence any longer, John Watson has gouged out his own eyes.
“I saw everything through Sherlock’s eyes,” he tells the unknown visitor. Once you’ve seen the world that way, ordinary sight will never be enough. There was no point in seeing anything anymore.“
Full of remorse, Sherlock confesses his identity (using his real voice), and vows to make it all up to John, if only John will let him.
"We can go back to Baker Street. We can go back to the way it was, John.”
“No, Sherlock. I would be no use to you. I’m broken. Damaged. I can’t see, for Christ’s sake!”
“You were broken and damaged when we first met. And you couldn’t see how important you were to the world. To my world. Come back with me, John. I will be your eyes, just as before.”
“And what will I be, Sherlock?”
“You will be my heart. As always.”
Sources speculate that later in the series, Mycroft will use his influence to enroll John in a top-secret, cutting-edge sight-restoration program sponsored by U.N.I.T. and led by the reclusive genius Doctor John Smith.