Sherlock star teases future film with Cumberbatch and Freeman

Sherlock star teases future film with Cumberbatch and Freeman

Mark Gatiss has left the door open on a possible continuation of Sherlock, provided both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are on board.

Speaking with Deadline at the Olivier Awards, where he won Best Actor for The Motive and the Cue, Gatiss talked about his upcoming detective show Bookish. And it didn't take long before he got asked about the beloved crime-solving series he co-created with Steven Moffat and in which he starred as Sherlock's older brother Mycroft Holmes.

"You'll have to ask Benedict and Martin. Are they here?" Gatiss joked with the interviewer, before revealing there have been talks of a Sherlock movie.

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"We'd like to make a film but it's just very... Trying to get everyone together is very difficult, so we'll see," he said.

Aired between 2010 and 2017, the drama – starring Cumberbatch as the detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle – consisted of four three-part seasons taking place in the present day and a special set in Victorian times.

Ever since the fourth season aired, there has been speculation about whether Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Freeman's Dr John Watson will return for one more instalment, but no official announcement has been made as of yet.

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Gatiss, who recently appeared in Netflix's 3 Body Problem as Isaac Newton, is now writing and starring in the upcoming series Bookish.

Set in 1946 London, the show sees Gatiss as Gabriel Book, an unconventional bookshop owner who helps the police solve crimes using knowledge from the volumes in his store.

The cast for the series is rounded out by Bridgerton star Polly Walker as Gabriel's wife Trottie and The Gentlemen's Joely Richardson, as well as Daniel Mays, Jonas Nay, Connor Finch, Elliot Levey and Buket Kömür.

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