Fans of the BBC series Sherlock have been through a lot.
The news that it might be two years before the production of season four, followed by a double whammy when co-star Martin Freeman announced earlier this month that that distant date may be pushed back even further due to another commitment he has to perform in a theatrical production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, left Sherlockians crying in their blue scarves.
Perhaps Freeman, who’ delights in the role of Dr. Watson, felt bad for the fans after his initial comments in his interview with Digital Spy, and now is offering up clues that there may be a treat in store for the Sherlock fan base. Freeman recently opened up on Allen Carr’s talk show “Chatty Man” about the possibility of a Sherlock one-off to ease the fan’s pain while they wait the two or more years before the next full series.
“Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea.” Freeman said, adding ” As I was listening to it, I thought ‘we’ve just got to do this.’ It’s a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don’t know when we are going to get to do it.” Chatty Man indeed.
Whether or not there is any meat to Freeman’s comments will of course remain to be seen. Officially, fans still have to wait until after Freeman finishes his theatrical performance of Richard III, sometime after summer 2014, for the next Sherlock series to even begin shooting.
If you cant wait for the next Sherlock series, you can of course see both Freeman and his counterpart Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming final installment of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, which premieres December 12 of this year.
Martin Freeman has also been busy working on the Noah Hawley television remake of the 1996 Coen Brothers classic Fargo, in which he plays the role of bumbling would be bad guy Lester Nygaard. Cumberbatch has been busy himself with his work on The Hobbit and The Imitation Game, in which he plays famed code cracker Alan Turing.
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