Sherlock set to appear at Comic-Con for the first time

...but the stars of the hit BBC1 detective drama Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be nowhere to be seen


Sherlock is set to make an appearance at San Diego fan convention Comic-Con for the very first time.


The BBC1 detective drama, which airs in the US on PBS, is something of a cult hit over here and has clearly secured a spot as a fan favourite across the pond too.

Comic-Con goers hoping for a glimpse of the show’s stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will be disappointed though. The actors, who have recently stormed the big screen in hits like The Hobbit and Star Trek Into Darkness, will not be making an appearance at the annual convention.

In their place will be Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and producer Sue Vertue – who are sure to be bombarded with queries about how Sherlock survived that rooftop plummet at the end of series two.


Comic-Con, which takes place next week, is a popular place for fans to find out more about their favourite shows.