Mark Gatiss, co-creator of BBC Sherlock, has revealed that the first episode of the third series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will be based on The Adventure of the Empty House by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Telegraph quotes Gatiss: “There’s certain things about The Adventure Of The Empty House which feel set in stone because that’s how Sherlock comes back, but at the same time we feel free to invent and to introduce new stuff to it.” He also reveals that Martin Freeman’s Watson won’t be quite as understanding about the faked death as the version of Watson in the books, saying “I always found it a little unlikely that Dr Watson’s only reaction was to faint for instance – as supposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words.” Series three of Sherlock will be filmed and most likely also be released, in 2013. Can’t wait!
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