While we wait ever patiently for the release of “Sherlock” season 3, we still have some great news worth sharing now: The arrival of the villain of the year to the BBC One sensation. It was confirmed today in a series of posts on Twitter by Sue Vertue (producer and wife of Steven Moffat) that Lars Mikkelsen, known for his part in the original Danish version of “The Killing,” has been cast to play the part of Charles Augustus Magnussen.
Being cast on “Sherlock” is basically akin to receiving a spontaneous round of applause: If you just look alone at what this series has done for both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, there is no question that it turns actors into stars. It also happens to be one of the best-written series on any continent.
The third episode of “Sherlock’s” third season is set to be filmed within the several weeks ahead, with the premiere date coming late this year in Britain, and next year in North America. This is one of the best examples of the serialized British drama with an incredibly short season (just a few episodes a season), but jam-packed with drama and intensity for every second that the characters are on-screen. If this season ends up being anything at all like the first two, then you may as well expect it to clean house yet again next year when it comes to Emmy nominations.
Do you like Mikkelsen’s casting as the new “Sherlock” villain, or do you still feel that it is better to wait and see how the chemistry works with the other actors? If you want to read some more highlights from the show’s Comic-Con panel, and also see a hilarious video featuring Cumberbatch, just be sure to click here.
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