This is hardly the most surprising news of the morning, but we welcome it with open arms nonetheless. Sherlock will be returning for a third series.
Everyone who had anything to do with the hit BBC one show has been keeping very tight-lipped of late, with members of the cast and crew suggesting that it would be difficult for the Baker Street sleuth to make a comeback after last night’s series two finale.
Show-runners Mark Gattiss and Steven Moffat took to Twitter to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be returning last night. They both tweeted “Gotcha!”, before Moffat wrote, “Yes of course there will be a third series.” and Gattiss added “..it was commissioned at the same time as the second series!” Japes..
Last night’s finale saw Holmes apparently plummet to his death from the top of a building after Moriarty – who had earlier killed himself – publicly discredited him, in a nod to Conan-Doyle’s story The Reichenback Falls. The final scene saw Dr Watson at Holmes’ grave, before the cameras panned out to reveal the detective alive and well.
Some have argued that not showing Holmes and maintaining an air of mystery might have been better. What did you think of the finale?