Super-writer Mark Gatiss has spoken recently at London’s Kapow! Comic Con about his two latest collaborations that are released this year, Sherlock and Doctor Who.
Working side by side with Steven Moffat on both, Gatiss first revealed some details about his newest co creation with Moffat, Sherlock, by revealing the three episodes that they will be adapting for a modern day retelling. Weâ€™ll be treated to updated versions of A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Problem.
Interestingly enough, a 1982 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles starred Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes himself! Regarding writing duties, Gatiss spoke about how the three tales were being portioned out and who would be writing them:
“Steve wanted to do the twisted love story [A Scandal in Bohemia], I’m doing the Gothic horror [Baskervilles] and Steve Thompson [who wrote Series 1's The Blind Banker] is doing The Final Problem.”
Sounds like everyone is well suited to their individual scripts! Speaking of his Doctor Who script (possibly called What Are Little Boys Made Of?) for this year, Mark reflected on the fact that it was his first modern day story that he has written for the new series and talked briefly about what it would involve:
“It’s set in a tower block, essentially about a little boy with kind of OCD whose parents are despairing of him because he’s frightened of everything. And the Doctor turns up and tells him he’s rightâ€¦!”
Canâ€™t wait to see how that episode turns out!