Sherlock will be coming back to the screen on BBC as executive producer Steven Mofatt has revealed at a preview of the third episode, The Last Vow.
The episode will be centered on blackmail and will air on Sunday. Though critics deemed the first episode, Empty Hearse, as self-referential, Steven put aside these critiques, not paying much attention to them and focusing on what he thinks is best for the character and the series.
Moffat said: “It has had a brilliant response. I read the press, it is not true”.
Moffat further explains that the show isn’t a ‘detective show’ the show is ‘about a detective’ and that is why they make the show look more complex.
The last episode blows away the semblance of Dr. Watson’s semi-happy married life with his pregnant wife Mary. On the other hand, Sherlock, who also seems to have found a spouse is again in great danger but this time with a different enemy, Charles August Magnussen, played by The Killing’s Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen.
Magnussen is a newspaper proprietor and is a very unpleasant or to be more blatant, disgusting man with bad habits who urinates in Sherlock’s fireplace. This is the man the Sherlock truly hates.
Sherlock says: “I’ve dealt with murderers, psychopaths. None of them can turn my stomach like Charles Augustus Magnussen.”
Moffat explains that Sherlock is completely human and that he suppresses his emotions because he believes that emotions almost always get in the way of a brilliant brain.
The next series scripts are already being planned: “We have got plans, they tend to be what exciting twists and turns we can have. Not blowing up the world” he said.