Steven Moffat has revealed that Sherlock fans may have to wait a little longer than they might prefer to get their next Sherlock fix.
In an interview with IGN, he said that fans of the detective series may have to wait until 2016 to see their super sleuth on-screen again saying “If people have to wait two years, they’ll have to wait two years.”
He went onto emphasise that there would be no sacrifice in quality just to provide quantity. Not being all doom and gloom though, Moffat said that Sherlock’s more sporadic sightings would mean he was around for a “very, very long while.”
Whilst this may not please all fans, this can only be a good thing in terms of how good each return will be. On the other hand there is still the matter of the series two “fall” to be explained and of course people want to know exactly how Moriarty has returned at the close of series three.
Cumberbatch and Freeman are very much in demand, not surprisingly, and Steven Moffat has his hands full with Doctor Who so as a massive fan of both I personally think this is the best way forward for both shows to maintain a high level of quality and still pull the viewers in.
In the meantime Moffat has refused to rule out a big screen outing for Sherlock, or rule it in either. He talked with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility saying that he enjoyed seeing “The Day Of The Doctor” on the big screen but he also went onto say that everyone knows television and cinema are constantly getting closer in terms of production quality.
This would seem to suggest he doesn’t necessarily see the need to make the leap. He gives interesting arguments for and against here on the full Den Of Geek Article.