Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has shared the casting, nature and an image of new season three character, Charles Augustus Magnussen. I would imagine he’s a Scandi riff on Charles Augustus Milverton, “king of the blackmailers.” I also imagine she meant Magnusson, with an o.
Sherlock’s new nemesis – introducing Lars Mikkelsen as Charles Augustus Magnussen. #sherlock
And that’s her shot of Mikkelsen – yes, he’s Mads’ brother – at the head of the post.
In the ’45 Basil Rathbone movie that adapts Conan Doyle’s Milverton story, the character was swapped out for Moriarty. I have to wonder how Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and company might play around, mixing and matching elements of the two characters’ stories. Magnusson is being described as Sherlock’s new nemesis, after all.