Could there really be some “Sherlock” on the air in time for the holiday season? This is a question that we have discussed a little bit already following the season 3 finale in the United Kingdom, but it is worth talking about again in the wake of some new headlines out there.
According to a source from The Sun, the BBC is hoping to fast-track “Sherlock” season 4 in order to have a Christmas Special ready at the end of the year. Obviously, they are aware of the show’s hit status, at least in that there would be a ton of people primed and ready to check out the show as a way to get out of hearing their uncle’s drunken Christmas story.
But is it really that possible that it could happen? We still doubt it, given that Steven Moffat is currently working on the next season of “Doctor Who.” You would really have to fast-track things to get it ready for Christmas on the writing standpoint, in addition to finding time for Benedit Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to do it. Given their busy schedule, that seems like a hard thing to get together in a short period of time. The last thing that you also want to start doing is pressuring these people to come back to the show, in the event that they end up losing interest.
There is one other interesting thing to note about a “Sherlock” Christmas Special: It would behoove them to not actually have it be about Christmas. Thanks to the show airing at different times around the globe, there are not that many other places out there that would get a chance to watch the show live on that day.
If there was to be a “Sherlock” Christmas Special later this year, what sort of story would you want to see? Let us know below, and hit up the link here for some more scoop on the fourth season. You can also click here if you want to get some more clues on this and other shows via our CarterMatt Newsletter.