Martin Freeman hasn’t been told how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) faked his death!

by Lisa McGarry

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman has admitted that he has been kept very much in the dark over storylines, by the Sherlock bosses.

The actor and star of ‘The Hobbit’ returns to filming for the new series of he BBC drama next month but revealed that he has no idea about how Sherlock Holmes faked his death at the end of the last run.

The 41-year-old who of course is best known as Sherlock’s sidekick Watson hasn’t even been given his new script yet, as writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are keen to keep the plots, the storylines and the dialogues secret for as long as they possibly can.

He said: ”Mark and Steven play their cards very close to their chests – I haven’t even seen a script for the next series.


”I texted Mark the other day saying can I see one and he said not yet – so I’m as in the dark as everyone else is really.”

There of course has been a LOT of online speculation among fans and viewers about where the third series will start and what really happened in the finale.

Martin thinks some of the ideas are very close to the truth and continued:

”From what Steven and Mark have intimated to me the rumours have got quite close, I think – but honest to God, I don’t know how it [Sherlock’s faked death] happened either.


”I genuinely don’t know. They probably don’t tell us because they don’t trust we won’t blab it.”

The BBC drama draws from a very rich pool of source material, as of course the series is based on novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In the books, Watson faints when he finds out that Sherlock – played on the small screen by Benedict Cumberbatch – is still alive and kicking, but Freeman thinks the writers may change it up for the TV version.

He told Radio Times magazine: ”I think Mark probably felt that fainting is not very 2013.

”I don’t know what Dr Watson’s reaction is going to be, but hopefully something very violent.”

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