Sherlock Series 3 spoilers: Cast banned from talking about new series!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock star Andrew Scott has revealed that cast and crew are under strict instructions from show bosses not to let slip to anyone what happens in series three.

Fans of the award-winning BBC drama series based on the famous novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will know that the second series ended with episode The Reichenbach Fall which saw Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) seemingly jump to his death off the top of an office tower.

However, the very end scene showed Sherlock alive and well leaving the entire country trying to figure out just how the iconic detective managed to fake his own death in full sight.

Many have speculated that the entire stunt was constructed with the help of an illusionist, especially after the famous British hypnotist Derren Brown was spotted on set filming the episode that follows it.


But we still won’t know for sure until the new series hits our screens later this month, especially as Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the show, has revealed that they are all banned from talking about it.

Discussing the third series to Digital Spy, Scott explained:

“If I told you what happens they would kill me.”

On the dramatic series one ending, he went on:

“I never guessed how the last episode would end. It even surprised me.

“It has been fantastic filming the new series but we have all been banned from telling our families or friends what is in the scripts.


“We are not allowed to speak to anyone.”

On the show in general, he continued:

“I don’t think everyone thought it would be so successful.

“I can see it still on TV in 20 years as we all started working on it very young.”

Sherlock returns to our BBC screens this autumn. Are you excited? Leave your comments below….


  1. Jess A on July 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm


  2. illel on July 8, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I O U 😉

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