Sherlock’s Martin Freeman weighs in on possible spin-off movie

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Sherlock has been known for taking long breaks ever since it began in 2010, but the BBC series has been away since 2017 and we’ve not heard anything concrete about new instalments.

Benedict Cumberbatch spoke not too long ago about never saying never to more, but wondered if it might come in the form of a feature-length movie.

Now, speaking to Collider, Martin Freeman has echoed his co-star’s sentiments, thinking a return might be better off as a one-off thing.

sherlock, 'the empty hearse'

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“Yeah, I think it is possible. It might be more likely,” he said. “I think we’ve all left it so that it’s not a full stop, it’s just a big ellipsis or a big pause.

“Maybe it’s because we don’t want to say, ‘Oh, it’s a full stop.’ I’m not sure. To be honest, I’m a big believer in not going past your sell-by date, in anything, really. Don’t outstay your welcome. So, I suppose we would have to see if we have outstayed our welcome, when the time comes, and whether people have moved on to something else. So, I don’t know.

sherlock, 'the hounds of baskerville'

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“I really liked doing it. I’m very proud of the show. It’s one of the best written things I’ve done. It’s one of the best directed things I’ve done. I really enjoy doing it, but I don’t know. It’s been awhile now. It’s four years since a new one was on. So, yeah, maybe the more likely thing is a one-off.”

In short, we think he doesn’t know.

If you fancy a bit of Sherlock nostalgia, we’ve gone through every episode of the BBC series and ranked them from worst to best.


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