The worst part about being a fan of the BBC/PBS Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the classic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson is the wait for new episodes. There was a long two year gap between the second and third season of the series. That gap will only grow due to the mega star status Cumberbatch and Freeman now carry around the world. It’s much harder to shoot the show when Cumberbatch is rumored to appear in the new Star Wars films, and Freeman is spending time as our new Bilbo Baggins.
At this rate viewers might expect to never see the dynamic Baker street duo back on TV again. Fear not Sherlockians. We have good news from Huffingtonpost.com for Sherlock fans. Martin Freeman, in an interview with Alan Carr, teased the possibility of a special episode of the show in-between seasons 3 and 4.
While appearing on Alan Carr’s Channel 4 talk show “Chatty Man,” which airs on Friday, April 25, Martin said, “Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea.” Wait, what was that Freeman?!
The idea of a one-off special is totally normal for the BBC. Doctor Who, arguably the BBC’s biggest show, has produced some great special one-off episodes. If this comes to fruition than it makes the wait tolerable for the return of the coolest show on TV.