He’s currently in the midst of wrapping up his tenure on Doctor Who, and then Steven Moffat – along with Mark Gatiss – will be pressing ahead with his planned Dracula TV series. But the door, as you might expect, isn’t shut on more Sherlock.
The end of the last series of the show, giving nothing away, left it in a place where it could enjoy a natural break, and the impression given was that it’d be the last we saw of Sherlock and Watson – Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – for some time. Nothing we’re about to tell you deviates from that either.
Still, Steven Moffat was on Radio 2 yesterday, and the subject of more Sherlock came up. He said that since they did the last series a year ago, “I’ve been flat out on Doctor Who ever since … so I haven’t really thought about it”.
But that doesn’t mean the door is shut.
“Mark has been doing other stuff as well, so we haven’t sat down and had a proper talk about what we would do with another series”, he admitted, adding “I sort of assume we’ll come back”.
We’d be surprised if any Sherlock got moving in the next 12 months though, given Moffat and Gatiss’ other commitments. But also, we’d be very, very surprised if we’d seen the last of one of the BBC’s biggest recent drama hits.