Might Sherlock fans one day get to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman sleuthing it up on the big screen? Given the episodes of the Conan Doyle update are already feature-length and Sherlock now boasts two genuine film stars, that seemed like a reasonable question to ask cocreator Steven Moffat when EW visited the show last year for this week’s cover story. “We don’t rule anything out,” Moffat replied.
However, Moffat also made clear he gets a kick from the idea of continuing to showcase big screen regulars Cumberbatch and Freeman in a physically cosier medium. “There’s something quite special about the fact that it’s on television, starring those two,” he added. “That wasn’t the case in the beginning. Mark (Gatiss, Sherlock cocreator) and I sometimes imagine what would happen if we had written it now and were saying, ‘We’d like Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman for the parts!’”
The second episode of the current season of Sherlock will screen on PBS Masterpiece this Sunday.
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