martin freeman sherlock one-off special
Might we return to 221B Baker Street sooner than we thought?

"Sherlock" fans were bummed by the news earlier this year that season 4 of the hit British drama might be delayed two years (!) due to the busy schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. (And it's not just them: series co-creator Steven Moffatt has this other little series to run. Maybe you've heard of it ... "Doctor Who"?)

But Freeman gave us a sliver of hope when he teased a potential one-off special that could film and air before season 4. During an appearance on Alan Carr's Channel 4 show "Chatty Man," Freeman said that co-creator "Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that's such a good idea."

"As I was listening to it I thought, 'We've just got to do this,'" Freeman went on. "And I don't know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately."

And with that, that sliver of hope slips away! Freeman added that it was "a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea."

Just twist the knife some more, Watson.
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