The fourth season of “Sherlock” may be two years away, but a Christmas Special could be gifted to fans next year.
In an interview with The Telegraph, star Martin Freeman said that it “looks pretty likely” that the gang, which includes Benedict Cumberbatch, will reunite briefly to film in early 2015. However, production on season four will not begin until later.
“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,” he said. “A Christmas special. That’s what I understand.”
Freeman also said that his wife, Amanda Abbington, who became his on-screen wife last season, will return “for the foreseeable future” before revealing a spoiler.
“While we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did,” he said.
Freeman had let it slip a few months ago that a one-off special was in the works.
“(Creator) Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea, and as I was listening to it, I thought ‘We’ve just got to do this,’” he told Cultbox. “And I don’t know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately. It’s a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don’t know when we are going to get to do it.”
It looks like the dynamic duo of Freeman and Cumberbatch was able to find time in their hectic schedules.