With Sherlock (which airs on Masterpiece on PBS), the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classics, written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) face enemies, solve crimes and try to figure out how to navigate their own friendship. After Sherlock barely survived Moriarty (Andrew Scott) in Season 2, Watson had to survive not only marriage to Mary (Amanda Abbington), but what her secrets would mean for their future. And even though fans might have to wait another couple of years to see where things are going next, I know that I sure can’t wait to learn what twists and turns will be in store.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, producer Sue Vertue talked about at what stage her husband, Steven Moffat, pitches ideas to her, what her reaction was to the ideas for Season 3, the fan reaction about Sherlock having a girlfriend, at what point she knew how Sherlock escaped death, casting Lars Mikkelsen, how her son came to be playing young Sherlock, just how tricky it is to shoot on location, at this point, and why this series works best as 90-minute episodes. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.