Gatiss talks on the return of ‘Sherlock’



As fans already know we are hopefully going to see the third series of ‘Sherlock’ hit the BBC a little later in the year and in a recent interview Mark Gatiss, who co created the series with Steven Moffat talked a little about what we can expect to see.

One aspect of the character of Sherlock Holmes that we haven’t seen played out in the series thus far is Holme’s gift for the disguise, which is one of the things we’ll likely be seeing brought into play in the third series.

“We made a decision right from the get-go that he would not do disguise in the traditional sense. He actually has a line in The Great Game which is ‘The art of disguise is knowing how to hide in plain sight’ and that was because, right from the start, I thought modern day Sherlock Holmes would not put putty noses on, he would basically be standing behind you now and you wouldn’t know he was there. Ben [Cumberbatch] has put on various costumes, but it’s more about being invisible.”

The one question many fans will be asking is how close the next episode of Sherlock will resemble ‘The Empty House,’ which is the story from he book series that sees Holmes return as an elderly bookseller disguise.

In related Sherlock news Martin Freeman who plays the role of Doctor Watson has alarmed fans by revealing that he knows very little about the shows third season.

In a recent interview for Radio Times the actor revealed that he is yet to see a finished script for the series.

“[Series creators] Mark [Gatiss] and Steven [Moffat] play their cards very close to their chests,” said Freeman, who plays John Watson.

“I’ve not even seen a script. I texted Mark the other day saying, ‘Can I see one?’ and he said not yet – I’m as in the dark as you lot are.”

Freeman went onto add that he is still in the dark as to how exactly Sherlock survived the fall in the second season finale of the show.

“Honest to God, I don’t know how it happened,” said the actor. “I genuinely don’t know – they probably don’t tell us because they don’t trust we won’t blab it!”

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue confirmed last year that shooting on series three had been pushed to March “for availability reasons” but insisted that the delay was “not expected to affect any likely TX [transmission] dates.”

(Via BBC America & Radio Times)


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