Following his disappointing revelation that plans to start work on the new series of Sherlock this autumn had been scrapped, Martin Freeman has now given us what seems to be some very good news indeed!
As we previously reported Freeman, who plays Sherlock’s trusted companion John Watson in the globally popular BBC detective series, let slip in a recent interview that plans to begin work on the fourth series in the near future had been scrapped.
When the third series came and went in two and a half weeks, over two years since the second series, the question on every fan’s lips was ‘when will series four begin production?’
The team behind the modern day twist on the original works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were quick to pacify us, insisting that production would start as soon as possible, with even hints that the dynamic duo could return as early as this Christmas.
But, alas, Freeman revealed that this was simply no longer the case anymore, admitting:
“I thought the plan was to do it in the autumn but apparently that’s fallen away.”
But, whilst we all still cry ourselves to sleep over this new information, Freeman has now given us something to cling on to – The possibility of a one-off special!
According to the actor, who is in a long-term relationship with his on-screen wife Amanda Abbington, show co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have discussed the possibility of there being a ‘one-off’ special of Sherlock!
Discussing the prospect in an interview with Alan Carr for his show Alan Carr: Chatty Man due to be screened tonight, Freeman revealed:
“Mark Gatiss may beat me up, 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.”
We simply cannot wait – As long as they don’t do it as a gesture between actual series’ making the new waiting time 4 years!
Martin Freeman’s interview can be seen on tonight’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man at 10pm on Channel 4 / Channel 4 HD – Watch a previous interview with him in the clip below: