When we fall in love with a show as much as we have with Sherlock, one of our biggest fears is that the main actor will do a Christopher Eccleston and decide to leave, just as we’re getting totally addicted.
So thankfully, it seems that Benedict Cumberbatch is fairly dedicated to staying on board with BBC drama Sherlock.
Despite being cast in some major movies of late – he will star in the new Star Trek film, The Hobbit and Twelve Years A Slave (opposite Brad Pitt) – the English star has insisted that he is committed to the series that catapulted him into the spotlight.
The Beeb has already commissioned a third series of the hit detective drama and it has been reported that filming will start early next year – schedules permitting.
In a new interview with TVLine Benedict tried to set fans’ minds at ease, saying:
“It’s something I’m not going to give up on. I love it too much. It’s hard work, but it’s so rewarding and such a lovely bunch of people who do it.
“We love our fans and we love what it’s created. It’s an incredible thing to be part of [and] it doesn’t happen that often. Don’t worry, it’s not going to disappear.”
Phew! It even seems as if Benedict will be on board for a long time after the third series, as long as more runs get commissioned and he added:
“I’d like to see [Sherlock] getting older. We’re starting quite young. It’s rare to see Holmes and Watson at the beginning of their relationship; we usually join them in their mid-to-late 40s or 50s. I’ve got a way to go. I mean, I’m only 35.
“We only do three [episodes] at a time, so I think the normal fear of over-stretching the mark and just doing too many [doesn’t apply].”
That’s a weight off our mind.
Life has gotten pretty interesting for Cumberbatch of late and as well as being recognised for his acting talents, the actor has also received accolades for his brooding good looks.
After topping a poll naming the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, Benedict admitted that he finds the whole pinup idea a bit odd……looking at him we don’t at all.
So are you happy to hear that Sherlock looks set to continue for the forseeable future? Leave your comments below….