"Sherlock" fans are so used to getting teeny-tiny driibbles of info that they should feel like kids in a candy store while watching making-of specials on Netflix.
"Sherlock" season 3 hits the streaming service Monday, and each of the three episodes is accompanied by a half-hour special called "Sherlock Uncovered." There's also an hourlong special, "Unlocking Sherlock," about the making of the entire series.
Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, as well as stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, are all on hand to talk about Sherlock's astonishing return; the women of the series - from Watson's wife, Mary, to pathologist Molly Hooper; and the show's villains. And some very interesting tidbits come to light that'll make fans racing to rewatch the third season.
For instance, as Moffat's wife and "Sherlock" producer Sue Vertue told Vulture, "When Sherlock's first looking at Mary in the first episode, and all those words go around, in fact, the word liar is there, but you don't notice it the first time."
As for season 4, Vertue apologized for a lack of info. "We're literally in the middle of working out what we're doing and the dates we've got," she said.
That one-off special that Freeman teased is equally up in the air. As Moffat said, "Everyone's very willing to make it work. I'm sorry -- that's all you're getting for now."
Sigh. Well, we're used to it. Watch a clip from "Sherlock Uncovered" via Vulture below: