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Sherlock Filming Halted By London Riots

By on August 10, 2011

Filming on season 2 of BBC’s hit drama Sherlock was interrupted by rioting and looting on the streets of London yesterday.

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss tweeted that filming on the city’s streets had to be abandoned due to approaching looters.

This is a new one on me. Scene incomplete owing to approaching looters. Unbelievable times.

Then in response to a tweet, Gatiss commented “Unit evacuated. F**king terrifying! Tomorrow should be contained. Fingers crossed!

Filming on the show’s second season is tight, with Martin Freeman (John Watson) due to fly to New Zealand in September to being work on The Hobbit, in which Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch also plays a role.

However fears that the rioting may shut down production altogether were allayed by Mark Gatiss who tweeted about one hour ago with the news  “All calm today. Thanks for your good wishes.

Sherlock‘s second season, comprising 3 90 minute episodes based on famous Sherlock Holmes stories, will air in 2012.