Sherlock Series 3: Lara Pulver teases Irene Adler return, saying “I didn’t say you wouldn’t be seeing me”!

by Anna Howell


After previously admitting that she could see her character making a Sherlock return, actress Lara Pulver has hinted that we may be seeing Irene Adler again in series 3!

Pulver’s entrance as Adler in series 2 as a dominatrix who repeatedly outwitted Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) before being finally defeated herself, caused quite a stir in “A Scandal in Belgravia” with many complaining to Ofcom about her opening scene, in which she sits completely naked. The flirty minx got right inside Sherlock’s head, and heart a little bit after bombarding him with text messages asking him to meet her for dinner.

However, despite the obvious attraction, it was earlier reported that the character would not be featuring in the new series of Sherlock, which is due to air on our screens either late this year or early next, despite Lara Pulver suggesting that we have not seen the last of her.

However, in a recent interview with the Radio Times Pulver has now hinted that these reports could be wrong and that her character might be making an appearance in the tightly guarded series 3.

What she back in April to the same magazine with regards to her character’s future was:

“As far as I know, I’m not going to be a part of series three. Sherlock is Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s passion project. If it fits to have her back, I know they’ll write it; if it doesn’t, I trust them to get it right.”

As well as adding:

“She’s definitely not dead, which is always a good start.

“I think there are some other integral key characters they want to introduce into Season 3, which is kind of going to be their focus, and some new stories to tell.”

“However, I have no doubt at some point Irene Adler will be back in that BBC show. It was such a wonderful piece of writing on Steven Moffat’s part, and it’s become a very kind of iconic relationship between Holmes and Adler. There’s definitely more to be explored, but it might not be in the immediate future.”

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But when reminded of these comments in the recent interview, she coyly replied:

“I don’t think I said you wouldn’t be seeing me. I said there are other key characters they’re introducing.”

Meanwhile the BBC, when posed with the same suggestion, remained ever tight-lipped on the series, commenting only:

“The only adversary we have announced for series three is Charles Augustus Magnussen portrayed by Lars Mikkelsen. We won’t be making any more announcements on casting as we want to ensure we keep the third series a surprise for fans.”

The character of Irene Adler originates from the Arthur Conan-Doyle novels based on the infamous London detective and, despite having only ever appeared in one of the stories, was often referred to throughout the series as the most prominent female in Sherlock’s life, and potential love interest.

Sherlock is due to return to our BBC screens in the winter season, watch a promo for it, and other BBC drama’s in the trailer below: