Following the most recent series of Sherlock, that left things in stasis at the start of the year, there’s a sense that the show is going to be left for a longer gap than usual before all concerned pick it back up again. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat all have to find space in their schedules to make further adventures happens, and each has followed a line that they assume the show will return at some point.
It’s a line reinforced by Steven Moffat’s new interview in the new issue of the Radio Times, where – when asked if he anticipates having more time to write Sherlock now that his time on Doctor Who is at an end – replied that “everyone is busy”.
“I vaguely assume we will do it again at some point. I don’t think it will be very soon. It’s due a longer gap”, he said.
“It is still enormously successful, so there will always be a demand for it, I hope. And there is no upper limit on how long we can do it. Holmes and Watson can be 60 or 70”.
Which all suggests that Sherlock isn’t likely to be back for a good year or two yet at the earliest. Not least because Moffat and co-creator Mark Gatiss are set to start work on their Dracula TV show next year…