Benedict Cumberbatch has just spent time in the U.S. shooting the upcoming Star Trek sequel, but with BBC and PBS’ Sherlock recently ending its second tenure in the States, U.S. fans are still ruminating over the conflict between Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, as well as the astonishing cliffhanger ending during Series 2. The third cycle of the show is not set to begin shooting until next January, but if you are a fan who would like to keep Sherlock on the brain, Cumberbatch is ready and willing to talk about the series he loves and the character he inhabits.
Sherlock currently has plans in the works for just one more cycle of episodes, and TV Line recently spoke to the lead actor on the program to ask whether he would consider sticking around for episodes beyond those currently committed to.
“There’s no reason for us to stop if it’s still being adored and we still enjoy doing it. We only do three at a time, so I think the normal fear of over-stretching the mark and just doing too many [does not apply].”
Last year, the British actor appeared in the critical success Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and this year he has found himself working on a bigger budget film with the new Star Trek. With so much going for the 35-year-old right now, it is only reasonable to wonder whether or not he will stick with the detective series to produce future episodes. Luckily, Cumberbatch is pretty reassuring in his love for the program.
“I’ll always do Sherlock – it’s something I’m not going to give up on. I love it too much. It’s hard work, but it’s so rewarding and such a lovely bunch of people who do it. We love our fans and we love what it’s created. It’s an incredible thing to be part of; it doesn’t happen that often.”
It’s always a good feeling when actors have the same feelings for the TV shows they are on that the staunch, core audiences have. In this case, it is looking like Sherlock will live on for the while, and the cast and crew are happy to continue the show. To read more about Cumberbatch and his antics as Holmes, head over to TV Line.