Moriarty is always one of the central mysteries in any Sherlock Holmes universe, but when it comes to “Elementary,” one of the main mysteries is simply whether or not the series can get the actress behind the part to appear. We know that Natalie Dormer is interested in returning to the show, but in between “Game of Thrones” and a wide array of movie roles, this is someone who does not have a lot of time in her schedule.
The good news? It’s something that is in the works. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Rob Doherty makes it clear that this is something that he would like to do, but also something that is not happening at least in the early run of episodes:
“She’s certainly referenced in the first episode. A lot of Moriarty conversations going on here … But no, we won’t get anything in the first couple of episodes. We could not love Natalie [Dormer] more and we’re trying to figure it out.”
There are still times where we wonder whether or not it is not exactly a good thing that “Elementary” got someone so noteworthy for this role, mostly because it limits just how often they can use her. However, at the same time Dormer is fantastic, and she brings so much depth to a character that is certainly complicated. Not only she Sherlock’s worst enemy in many ways, but as Irene Adler, she is also one of his great loves. These two sides are in part what makes this character so tormented.
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