But if your theory involves Moriarty faking his own death, then it looks like you might have to go back to the drawing board because show-runner Steven Moffat has explained that we shouldn’t expect to see Holmes’ nemesis again any time soon.
âMoriartyâs a one-shot deal in the original books. I donât want Sherlock to turn into a show thatâs about one villain and one hero,â? said Moffat. âMoriarty was great because he was a surprise. Every time you bring him back he wonât be as big a surprise.
âWe need to find new villains, we need to find new ideas, otherwise the show doesnât keep growing,â? he added, in an interview for a French website.
He also went on to explain that he and Mark Gatiss would be returning to some of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s most-loved tales in the new series, but refused to confirm when we could expect it.
âThere are other great villains (in the Conan Doyle books) that we want to visit. We have to keep the show growing otherwise it wonât surprise you. Once you get the measure of it youâll just get critical – if we keep surprising you and keeping you off balance you wonât.â?