My Sherlock Scripts (so far)
Since I’m starting a short online script-writing course this time next week, I thought I’d put up the stuff I’ve already written in script format in one place. Then, I can look back and hopefully as I become more confident writing in script format, I can update with some more pieces in the future!
(In order of most recent publication date first)
EXT. ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL.JOHN and SHERLOCK running in sync, tearing through the COURTYARD. We cannot yet see who they are pursuing. A full moon rises above ST PAUL’S DOME. This is it, there’s magic in the air: the thrill of the chase; just the two of them…
a Three Garridebs style scene set in London, with beautiful illustrations. Originally written for The Johnlock Fanzine.
(speaking very quickly)
So a- a-a countdown, then, but to what, what?
Home is where the heart is…
partly inspired by John Smith’s fanmade Series 4 teaser (x).
Don’t worry, John. It’s slow-acting. Rather like you.
Another Three Garridebs scene, written as an end of episode/finale moment.
EXT. LONDON STREETS.
But, where are we?
It is dark. Thick fog hangs in the air. Complete silence for one beat. Then, a steady rhythm: clip, clop, clip, clop. Horses hooves. Surely not? The fog slowly begins to lift to reveal…
A hansom cab, wheels quickly juddering over the cobbled streets. The horse is spooked- it quickens its pace, nostrils flaring. Suddenly, it rears back on its hind legs, whinnying in alarm-
INT. CAR. MODERN DAY LONDON.
Picking up from where The Abominable Bride left up- acts a bridge between that and Series 4.
Don’t be smart. You know what happened to Wilde.
Three connected scripts: Brothers In Arms; The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name & Testimony of The Heart. Written before The Abominable Bride, based on speculation that Sherlock will be put on trial in The Abominable Bride to parallel the Oscar Wilde Trials of 1895.
INT. SITTING ROOM, AFTERNOON.
Pristine white chaise longue. Next to it, a spindly table. Sitting on top of the table is a silver dish bearing a telegram. Red wax seal with a magpie embossed on it.
CLOSE ON telegram: ONE HOUR -STOP- M -STOP-
Written before The Abominable Bride aired- a.k.a me calling that Mary would receive a telegram from Mycroft ;)
He’s the rat, John! It’s been him from the start, always has-
Mycroft! (rest in one breath) Except, it’s a ruse, has to be-
Sherlock, slow down-
-make Moriarty believe what he needs him to, and then… but why not tell me in the first-
My very first script! <3 Largely inspired by TJLC & M Theory meta,