It was a day of high drama Saturday during the opening hours of PBS’ time at the Summer 2015 Television Critics Association tour. Steven Moffat, the executive producer of the award-winning “Sherlock” series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was on hand to confirm that there would be another three-episode season of the show sometime in the not too distant future, as well as a stand-alone special that would be set in Victorian London rather than the present day, as the “Sherlock” franchise has been. That was followed by introductions of two very promising new series: “Indian Summers,” the next addition to the “Masterpiece” family, and “Mercy Street,” an original Civil War-era drama that with an impressive young cast (pictured above). And then it was time for drama of a higher order: The final TCA session for the soon to conclude “Downton Abbey.”
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