[Jeremy Lovering] makes his feature directorial debut on In Fear, but Lovering is an accomplished television director across the pond. His highest-profile TV effort was the fourth series debut of the BBC hit Sherlock. A reunion between Holmes and Watson, as well as the resolution of a massive third-series cliffhanger, the episode, “The Empty Hearse,” was very much anticipated from day one.
"It’s very exciting doing it because you’ve got this fan base that is they all turn up on the set and what I loved about them they kind of willed it to be good," said the director.
Produced by Steven Moffat, Sherlock runs on the chemistry between Cumberbatch and Freeman. “They’re kind of extraordinary. They’re top of their game obviously at the moment and in different ways,” Lovering explained of the actors. “I think because it was a lead one there’s a lot of pressure because it was their reconciliation after two years and all that kind of stuff. They wanted to feel comfortable with me. The first three days I was kind of testing and going on, which I love. I find that all very funny. It settled very quickly and then they…they’re just exceptional.”
While the third series of Sherlock has already wrapped up, In Fear is just arriving Stateside.