Martin Freeman says a Sherlock film adaptation is "possible"

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Good Housekeeping

Martin Freeman has given Sherlock fans fresh hope of an on-screen reunion after suggesting that a film adaptation of the beloved BBC TV series is "possible".

The Fargo actor plays Doctor Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch's titular lead in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' contemporary adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories, which ended in 2017.

"I think [a film] is possible," Freeman told Collider. "It might be more likely [than a series]. I think we've all left it so that it's not a full stop, it's just a big ellipsis or a big pause. To be honest, I'm a big believer in not outstaying your welcome, but I really liked doing it.

"I’m very proud of the show. It’s been a while now, it's four years since a new one was on TV, so maybe the more likely thing is a one-off."

Photo credit: Sherlock
Photo credit: Sherlock

Cumberbatch was recently asked about whether the BBC series could come back in some form, to which he also suggested that a film version could be a possibility.

"I’m the worst person to ask on this because I never say never, obviously," he told Collider. "But I don’t know. And I’m the worst person to ask because my slate’s pretty, pretty full at the moment, as is Martin’s and all the other key players involved. So, who knows? Maybe one day, if the script’s right. And I say ‘the script,’ maybe it could be a film rather than the series. Who knows?”

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available to stream on Britbox.

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