Sherlock fans were worried recently when reports suggested that Sherlock could be drawing to a close however their minds have now been put to rest.
The third series of the hit British drama draws to a close this Sunday night with the episode titled ‘His Last Vow’ but there are already plans afoot for a fourth and fifth run it has been confirmed.
Show creators Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss have revealed that they have been planning and writing for at least two more series’ of the BBC show and speaking at the Bafta screening of the series finale last night, Moffat explained:
‘Rather excitingly, Mark and I….. just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the production bus… and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future,
‘And we plotted out the whole of series four and five.’
So what’s ahead for Sherlock and his newly married sidekick Watson? Well the new episodes won’t feature A list Hollywood stars or major special effects Steven revealed.
The plans are more subtle but will include plenty of twists and intrigue for viewers. He said:
‘Our plans don’t tend to be ‘Let’s blow up the world or cast the most famous person in the world’ they tend to be “What exciting twists and turns can we add to this?” And I think we’ve got some crackers!
‘The ideas we had that day, I thought were the best we’ve ever had.’
His Last Vow airs on Sunday at 8.30pm on BBC1.
Last week’s wedding episode was criticised by some fans for being too comedy heavy and concentrating too much on the relationship between central characters and not enough on solving crimes and mysteries.
Those who were unhappy with the light hearted vibe may be more satisfied by the series finale this weekend, as in the opening scenes alone there will be a shocking exchange between Sherlock and Watson, as the latter decides to solve his own small case of sorts.
The first 15 minutes will be so action packed with bullying, blackmailing and an immensely intricate and engaging plot, that we imagine traditional fans of the show will be captivated and drawn in totally.
Lars Mikkelsen shows up as James Bond style baddie Charles Augustus Magnussen, a blackmailer who extorts money from wealthy nobles and who threatens to ruin Lady Elizabeth Smallwood and her family. It seems the villain could finally be a real match for Sherlock, as is exhibited in scenes where they argue over Lady Smallwood’s family secrets.
Both men rely their ‘mind palaces’ and the similarities between them are hard to ignore, however Charles makes good use of his evil streak, while Sherlock is determined to put a halt to his sinister plans.
We don’t want to give too much more about the episode away, other than to confirm that Watson and his new wife Mary have a huge role in solving the latest mystery.
BBC Drama Controller Ben Stephenson gushed about the episode BAFTA screening last night when he said there were “mouth dropping twists” and added: “It is really f***ng good.”
He was 100% right!
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