Sherlock star Martin Freeman has said the next time we see him and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch may be in a one-off special.
“Mark Gatiss may beat me up,” Freeman told Alan Carr “but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea, and as I was listening to it I thought ‘we’ve just got to do this’. And I don’t know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately. It’s a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don’t know when we are going to get to do it.”
There has also been rumours this may be the final episode of Sherlock, as Martin noted “It won’t be like Sex and the City when we go off to Dubai. That’s a way to cap something off badly.”
Well there is no guarantee Sex and the City is ever going to end.
The long wait between seasons is no surprise, there has typically been two years between each season. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat said earlier this year that they had already produced outlines for series four and five, although the BBC has yet to officially confirm the next series. Mark also noted that that “everyone wants to carry on doing Sherlock. It’s a simple matter of schedules – particularly Benedict and Martin.” Martin Freeman told Digital Spy that initial plans to work on series four after his theatrical run as Richard III ends have been scrapped.
“It’s very hard to get together,” he said. “But it’s one of those things where you have to at some point just go, ‘We’re going to do it now’ – otherwise we could be having this conversation in three years.
Perhaps there could be a Christmas special in the works. Mark Gatiss has said the Christmas story The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle is among his favourite of the original Sherlock Holmes adventures.