Martin Freeman on Sherlock's return to TV

News Louisa Mellor
30 Jun 2014 - 07:29

Martin Freeman has told The Telegraph that we may see a one-off Sherlock Christmas special in 2015...

Earlier in the year, Sherlock's Martin Freeman seeded the possibility of a one-off special for the BBC detective series, telling Alan Carr on his chat show that "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’. And I don’t know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately".

Did Mark Gatiss beat him up? Not that we heard, but the Sherlock co-creator did quash the rumour. Speaking at this year's Bafta TV awards, Gatiss said that talk of a one-off special was "...amongst people who have nothing to do with Sherlock I'm afraid".

Freeman however, is still pushing the idea of a one-off special due to air in 2015 in the press, telling The Telegraph this weekend that a period of filming in 2015 "looks pretty likely", and explaining, "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. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand".

Acknowledging that Freeman is a man known to enjoy a bit of devilry with press rumours (as are the whole Sherlock team, in fact. Remember when they dressed Andrew Scott up in Sherlock's famous coat and paraded him around arm in arm with Mark Gatiss' character, Mycroft, on the set of series three just to play with the attendant press outlets?) we're waiting for official confirmation before we believe anything just yet. 

A 2015 Christmas Special though, appreciating the busy schedules of all involved in Sherlock, might be just the thing to see us through until series four arrives...

The Telegraph

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