Sherlock fans had an agonising two year wait between the second and third seasons of the show, and unfortunately it looks like a repeat performance is on the cards.
Martin Freeman has been speaking with The Telegraph, where he revealed that an early 2015 shoot date “looks pretty likely.” The schedule probably won’t surprise most people, as Freeman and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch are in big demand both at home and in the States.
“If that’s going to be a special – I’m speaking off-message here; if this was New Labour I’d get fired – I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand,” he said, acknowledging the BBC’s tight-lipped policy on announcements about the show.
He also said that his on and off-screen wife, Amanda Abbington, will return to the series as Mrs. Mary Watson “for the foreseeable future.”
As for the future, he says that: “While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did.” He goes into more detail, but they are spoiler-heavy for anyone who hasn’t read the original books, if you wish to read check out the original story.
Freeman can currently be seen on stage starring in Richard III at London’s Trafalgar Studios, and has recently been on the small-screen in the adaptation of Fargo.
Just another small 18-month wait for the conclusion of the cliffhanger of ‘His Last Vow’.