Gird thyselves, fellow nerds – a Sherlock and Doctor Who theme park is an actual thing that is actually happening.
BBC Worldwide has signed a £2 billion deal with London Resort Company Holdings, reports The Guardian.
The property developer will host popular BBC shows in the upcoming London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which intends to “combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture.”
There is not yet a confirmation, as such, of any of the properties set to hit the theme park, but it’s a given that the BBC’s most popular shows – such as Sherlock, Doctor Who and Top Gear – will make the cut.
Now that the deal has been struck, the BBC will work with London Resort Company Holdings to narrow down which pieces of their intellectual property will be made into “rides, interactive simulators and experiences.”
LRCH has also reached a deal with Paramount Pictures to feature some of their most iconic films – think Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and The Godfather.
The project is still in its early stages – no word yet on a Space Mountain-esque ride in a TARDIS – but we can expect to start planning our trips across the pond to the Swanscombe Peninsula as soon as Easter 2020.
Meanwhile, we’ll be dreaming of a fully immersive Sherlock experience which somehow involves touching Benedict Cumberbatch‘s face.