‘Sherlock’: Series 2 stories announced

Writer Mark Gatiss has teased details of the upcoming second series of BBC One’s Sherlock, revealing which of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories the episodes will be based on.

Speaking at the Kapow convention in London at the weekend, IGN report that Gatiss explained: “We knew after having a successful first run that the natural order would be to do three of the most famous [stories], being a version of ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, a version of ‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’ and a version of ‘The Final Problem’.”

Confirming who is writing which story, the show’s co-showrunner continued: “Steve [Moffat] wanted to do the twisted love story [‘A Scandal in Bohemia’], I’m doing the Gothic horror [‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’] and Steve Thompson [writer of Series 1’s ‘The Blind Banker’] is doing ‘The Final Problem’.”

With regard to following up the events of the first series, Gatiss commented: “There’s the question of how to go out on a cliffhanger and then the thematic things of the three stories, where we were trying to get to and what Sherlock and John’s relationship is a little further on.”

He added: “You can’t just go back to: ‘You have no emotions.’ ‘I don’t care.’ You’ve got to move on somewhere and make sure the other characters have something of a journey too.”

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Gatiss revealed in February that Series 2 will begin shooting in May and will air on BBC One in the Autumn.