Off tangential interest, filming on Sherlock Series 3 has been pushed to March 2013
I'm not surprised by this. Reshoots on The Hobbit
were scheduled for after the New Year, and a two month delay makes Martin Freeman available for them. Plus, a two month delay in filming gives Steven Moffat some downtime between the end of filming on Doctor Who
and the start of Sherlock
. My guess is that The Hobbit
was the main factor in the decision, though I'm sure Moffat isn't complaining.
Will this have an effect on Doctor Who
filming in 2013? Perhaps.