Everyone's favourite show is returning for a christmas special. The BBC smash hit "Sherlock" featuring both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is slated to return for a one off Christmas special in 2015. Although admittedly some time away, it's still exciting news for the Sherlock fandom who religiously followed the show and their beloved actors.
It was Martin Freeman that broke the news, speaking to the british newspaper 'The Telegraph'. Freeman told the Telegraph that a period of filming in early 2015 “looks pretty likely” before adding:
“If that’s going to be a special - I’m speaking off-message here; if this was New Labour I’d get fired - I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand,”
Freeman’s wife, Amanda Abbington, joined the last series as Watson’s on-screen wife. Her role was received extremely well with fans of the show, and Freeman was asked if she would be returning to the BBC One drama, to which he said: “Certainly, yes, for the foreseeable future,” before adding a spoiler which should not be read by any viewers unfamiliar with Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories.
“While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did. So he [Watson] gets married, and then Mary dies - so at some point presumably she’ll die,” Freeman said.
Freeman, 42, will next star in Richard III at London's Trafalgar Studios next month, his first stage appearance in four years and his first professional Shakespearean role. Benedict Cumberbatch is also taking on the Richard III role, in a BBC production to be broadcast next year.
Both actors have seen their careers soar since Sherlock began in 2010. Martin Freeman landed the lead role in Peter Jacksons epic adaptation of J.R.R Tolkiens 'The Hobbit' and starred in critically acclaimed US drama series 'Fargo'. Benedict Cumberbatch starred in oscar winning '12 Years a Slave' and later this year will star opposite Keira Knightley in a film about the Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing.