Gatiss went on to point out how much they liked
’s mould-breaking format: rather than just cranking out series after series, Cumberbatch and Freeman’s movie appointments have meant that there has been a longer wait between series than you get on the average TV show.
This means that, rather than saturating the market, it actually leaves the audience hungry for more, and allows the characters room to breathe and grow on screen.
It was even mentioned that it’d be nice to see Cumberbatch and Freeman’s Holmes and Watson sitting round a fireplace aged 55, much closer to the age that most people know the characters to be. Good thing they got an early start…
And while Watson might be tying the knot, there’s not set to be any romance on Sherlock’s horizon. Although Molly will continue to be a key character, Vertue confirmed that her arc would not go “the way that Tumblr thinks it’s going to go.”
Despite maintaining a cloak of secrecy, the panel dropped enough clues to have us feeling pretty confident that the future is bright for
. Roll on the series 3 premiere…
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