'Sherlock,' other BBC shows could become theme park attractions
Some of the BBC’s biggest TV shows could soon come together like they never have before—as amusement park attractions.
The London Resort Company Holdings has made a development agreement with BBC Worldwide to incorporate the BBC’s properties for use in a planned entertainment resort just outside of London. This deal gives the LRCH access to favorite BBC shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Top Gear to be developed into rides and other interactive experiences.
No final plans have been made about which properties will pop up at the park. Though it’s a safe bet some of the BBC’s most well-known and most-watched programs will factor into the park, which is currently known as the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.
The LRCH has already made a deal with Paramount Pictures to use the studio’s properties in the park as well, which includes a library of more than 3,000 films. That catalog includes everything from The Godfather to Mission: Impossible to the Star Trek films, which means, if Tumblr has its way, Cumberbatch-as-Sherlock could very well come face to face with Cumberbatch-as-Khan. Access to all of the BBC’s programs could also allow for the Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover fans have always dreamed of—so long as the LRCH decides to use those properties.
Construction is set to begin sometime in 2016 or 2017, aiming for a debut around Easter 2020.