Sherlock: Mark Gatiss on the show’s future – “it’s not lack of will”

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Just last week, Steven Moffat held the door open for more episode of the global hit that is Sherlock. That’s not a massive surprise, but given the way the last series ended, it did seem to be a natural point to draw things to a close should all concerned want to.

The show’s other co-creator, Mark Gatiss, has now been chatting about Sherlock’s future too, in a new interview with the A Stab In The Dark podcast. Unsurprisingly, the schedules of Moffat, Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman don’t help when it comes to more episodes, he admits.

“It’s not lack of will”, Gatiss said. “It’s a nightmare to schedule. It was very, very hard to schedule the last series, because of Martin and Benedict’s availability. And Steve’s and mine”.

It seems that the temptation to stop it while it’s at the peak of its success has been talked about at least, too. “There is always that Fawlty Towers principle of ‘let’s just leave it’. We’ve had the keys to Baker Street for a while, but one of the wonderful thing is that they’re always shared. They were shared while we were making it. There’s nothing wrong with saying: that was our version, somebody out there go and do their version”.

Steven Moffat, last week, did say that “I sort of assume we’ll come back”. More on that here.

The full version of the interview with Mark Gatiss will be live tomorrow. You can find the full archive of A Stab In The Dark podcasts here.