Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch says viewer reaction to the last series’ finale was “nuts”
As fans of BBC sleuth drama Sherlock will know, the last series ended with one hell of a cliffhanger in that the famous detective – who is of course played by Benedict Cumberbatch – was seen falling to what appeared to be his death…
But he then of course turned up at his own funeral!
Since the finale aired, fans have of course been speculating about the how and why of the scenes, and we’re all dying to know how Sherlock came back from the dead.
The show’s creator, Steven Moffat, has of course dropped several hints in the months that have followed about how the mystery will be resolved…
And in a recent interview with Shortlist magazine, though Benedict wouldn’t give anything away, he did reveal that he was astounded by not only the plotline, but also by fans’ reactions to it.
He said, “The level of obsession with it was nuts. When I read that in the script I got the biggest kick of my life…
“I remember ringing Martin (Freeman) and going, ‘Oh my f**king god. Have you read this?”
And of filming for the cliffhanger finale, he added, “I did that jump; I was on a wire and went off the edge of the building.
“I was jumping off about three metres into a bunch of cardboard boxes with only a railing separating me from the real drop.
“We did it about two or three times in the rain with people filming opposite, and it was f**king amazing.
“I’ve skydived three times and it was nearly as thrilling.”
The new series of Sherlock begins filming early next year, so we’ve a while yet to wait before we find out just how the plotline is going to work out. Grr.