March 08, 2014

SHERLOCK - won’t be back until 2016?!

Exclusive: Sherlock will be back as soon as the team can nail down the show’s busy stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, its scriptwriter says.
Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock. He has said the drama will not be back until 2016.

Mark Gatiss warns Sherlock won’t be back until 2016 – but confirms Benedict Cumberbatch is sexy

Scriptwriter Mark Gatiss, who plays Sherlock’s brother Mycroft in the BBC Wales production, has said the drama will return when stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are free.

‘Everyone wants to carry on doing Sherlock. It’s a simple matter of schedules – particularly Benedict and Martin,’ Mark Gatiss told Metro.

‘They’ve become superstars, which is brilliant, but we all want to carry on as long as we can.

‘There was suddenly a kind of outraged response that it might not be back until 2016 but that’s precisely how long it always is. It’s always two years! But we’d like to return soon, of course.’

Sherlock actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
The success of Sherlock’s actors Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will delay new episodes (Picture: BBC)

These days, 47-year-old Gatiss must compete for Cumberbatch’s time after the actor was voted the world’s sexiest movie star. Chatting about the 37-year-old’s growing sex appeal, Gatiss explained: ‘Sometimes the right man and the right part comes along and they fuse.
‘I think there is something about Sherlock Holmes, which has possibly always been the case – there’s a kind of unapproachability about him. He’s not interested in sex… apparently. So you immediately get that Mr Darcy thing going on.
‘He can’t be tamed. It’s attractive. Those are the people we are attracted to – the ones that aren’t interested.
‘I think it’s that and the combination of the Byronic looks that Benedict has – and the coat! – that’s made him into, possibly, the first sexy Sherlock Holmes.’
But speaking after his birthday speech at Switchboard’s 40th birthday party, Gatiss added: ‘I can’t comment on him being the sexiest man in the world. You’d have to ask his mum!’

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1 comment:

  1. Saddest news ever!!! We'll have to wait 2 years for the new Sherlock....