Sherlock: Steven Moffat says series 3 will be more human, and Watson won’t forgive Sherlock easily over fake death!


Whilst all previous episodes of the hit BBC detective series Sherlock have been based on original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, albeit loosely, show-runner Steven Moffat has revealed that in the first episode of series three, unlike the novel it is based on, Watson won’t be so quick to forgive Sherlock for his deceit.

Fans of the award-winning show will know how in the last episode of series 2 Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) was seen falling to his death to avoid being framed as a serial killer by his arch-nemesis Moriarty.

However, in the final scenes, whilst his faithful companion Watson (Martin Freeman) was tending his graveside, Sherlock could be seen in the distance, alive and well, and according to Moffat Watson won’t be as forgiving as his original character over the stunt.

Speaking at the recent Comic-Con in San Diego, the writer, along with co-creator Mark Gattis, explained:

“We wanted to explore how it really affected all of his friends and family’”


However they did add that when the pair do make up it will be very emotional with the scene being described as “electrifying” and one of his favourite moments of the show so far, and that the entire series will be “slightly more human, and slightly more real” because of it, adding:

“It’s a rational explanation, we knew how it was going to happen. When you see the answer you’ll see yes, we knew in advance and it had to be plotted out. Sherlock and John reuniting is the show-stopper of the episode.”

Sherlock series three has yet to announce a series three release date – watch videos made by both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman for Comic-Con in the clip below:

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2 Responses to “Sherlock: Steven Moffat says series 3 will be more human, and Watson won’t forgive Sherlock easily over fake death!”

  1. Deby says:

    He’s such a nice guy! I know he’s an actor and all, and it’s his job to “play it” but can you just act that “niceness”? I love him!

  2. Di says:

    Not to be that fan, BUT…. Sherlock jumped mostly because Moriarty threatened to have people, including John, shot…he had kind of framed Sherlock for kidnapping the kids, but no murders, as far as I know. Moriarty did worse: he made Sherlock look like a fraud…

    Still. Excited!