“Sherlock” is a modernisation of the classic Sherlock Holmes short stories, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Looks like they have chosen to make the big announcement about the baby’s name and gender in “The Telegraph’s” births, marriages and deaths register.
This is not the first time the show has used a PR stunt to drum up hype. Just before series three aired in 2014, the show hired a hearse that parked itself at London’s St. Bart’s hospital as a nod to Sherlock coming back from the dead after having fallen off the roof of the hospital at the end of series two.
The show, which has a devoted fan base and is one of the most popular televisions in the world, is about to begin its fourth series in January.
So, what is the baby called? Apparently, John and Mary have a daughter called…Rosamund Mary Watson!
The announcement, which appeared in the print version of the newspaper, includes a message from the characters of the show: “CONGRATULATIONS!. – To John and Mary Watson on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter, Rosamund Mary Watson. From your friends, Mrs. Hudson, Molly and Sherlock, although he hasn’t helped us with this at all as he’s always on his phone.”
The show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson, is returning soon with the first episode of series four, called “The Six Thatchers,” airing on New Year’s Day.
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