THERE'S PLENTY MORE SHERLOCK PLANNED
Moffat: Well, we’ve said that we’ve got ideas for [the next two series of Sherlock] — that’s not exactly the same thing as announcing them. Look, so long as Benedict and Martin want to do this, and given that the third series has out-rated the first two – which is an extraordinary sentence, because that doesn’t happen in television, it always goes the other way – of course the BBC will keep wanting to do more Sherlocks. But we’ve got schedules to arrange, and all that. And, frankly, starvation works.
Gatiss: Everyone’s very keen. And it’s a fascinating prospect, where we might take it next. But it is genuinely very difficult – and that’s not for want of trying – to get everyone together. Actually we’re meeting on Friday, aren’t we, to talk about the next one?
Moffat: We’ve had certain aspects of what we’re going to do mapped out for quite a long while. [The return of Moriarty] is not a last-minute whim. You’d have painted yourself into the most ludicrous corner. No, no, there’s been… it was discussed ages ago. The ‘Moriarty Plan’ is known by a few others, but a lot else of the next two series is just me and Mark.