Martin Freeman clueless on Sherlock plot
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 February 2013
Martin Freeman hasn't been given a script for the new series of 'Sherlock' because creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are determined to keep secret the way the titular detective faked his own death at the end of the last series
Martin Freeman has no idea how Sherlock Holmes faked his death at the end of the last series of 'Sherlock'.
The 41-year-old actor - who portrays the titular detective's sidekick Watson - hasn't even seen a script for the next series of the BBC drama because creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are determined to keep the plot under wraps for as long as possible.
He said: "Mark and Steven play their cards very close to their chests - I haven't even seen a script for the next series.
"I texted Mark the other day saying can I see one and he said not yet - so I'm as in the dark as everyone else is really.
"From what Steven and Mark have intimated to me the rumours have got quite close, I think - but honest to God, I don't know how it [Sherlock's faked death] happened either.
"I genuinely don't know. They probably don't tell us because they don't trust we won't blab it."
In the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books the series is based on, Watson faints when he learns his pal - who is played on the show by Benedict Cumberbatch - is still alive, but Martin doesn't expect his character will have the same reaction.
He told Radio Times magazine: "I think Mark probably felt that fainting is not very 2013.
"I don't know what Dr Watson's reaction is going to be, but hopefully something very violent."