As Sherlock fans the world over wait for official word about when the acclaimed mystery series might make its way back to our television screens, we’re all becoming more and more desperate for the tiniest snippet of information that might let us know what we can expect to see from Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and company in the upcoming episodes. But, since filming on the new series has wrapped, there’s even less new information to go on than there was previously, and the production crew seem to be playing things as close to the vest as possible to preserve the surprises of Series 3 for fans. Which, we can all agree, is wonderful, but it doesn’t feel that great whilst we’re in the midst of our own version of the Great Hiatus.
However, one bit of news has cropped up that seems worth sharing. Most of you know that the BBC confirmed back in March that Freeman’s real-life romantic partner (and Mr. Selfridge star) Amanda Abbington would be joining Sherlock Series 3 as an unidentified character who ““significantly impacts…the lives of John and Sherlock”.
Well, now we know who Abbington’s playing for sure – straight from the horse’s mouth.