Benedict Cumberbatch will commence filming a third series of Sherlock Holmes early next year
By Lizzie Catt, Lisa Higgins and Jack Teague
BENEDICT Cumberbatch’s next outing as Sherlock Holmes on our screens could be his last, Day & Night learns.
However, with both Cumberbatch, 36, and Freeman, 41 today, now enjoying flourishing film careers, there are no plans for further episodes beyond that, with insiders admitting that the forthcoming series is likely to be the actors’ final outing in the famous roles.
“Benedict and Martin love Sherlock. It’s been fabulous for both of them but it’s a question of schedules,” we are told.
“They will no doubt be signing off in style.”
The two have also been working together of late in New Zealand on the new Hobbit trilogy. While Freeman has the lead role of Bilbo Baggins, Cumberbatch plays the dragon Smaug.
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Currently starring in the BBC drama Parade’s End, Cumberbatch will also portray the as yet unnamed villain in the
forthcoming Star Trek movie.
Now he can keep the Sherlock writers on their toes, he claims mischievously.
“I need to have some more talks with them and tease them about the fact that I do have a career outside of Sherlock now, so they’d better write something.”