With last night’s premiere of the second series of Sherlock on PBS still a hot topic on numerous website chat rooms, co-writer/co-creator, Mark Gatiss, has lobbed the first Sherlock 3 grenade and hinted as to at least one of the stories that will be featured. Much like the 2010 Moffat/Gatiss simple three word tease for series two of “…Adler, Hounds, Reichenbach“, this one is equally as intriguing. Gatiss hinted recently that series three, which is tentatively set to begin filming in early 2013, would begin with Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’. While the Sherlock series two finale, ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, is a loose adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Final Problem’, ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ is the next story chronologically, so it makes perfect sense.
Digital Spy has reported that Gatiss told the Press Association that “There’s certain things about ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ which feel set in stone because that’s how Sherlock comes back, but at the same time we feel free to invent and to introduce new stuff to it.”
To go any further with Gatiss’ comments would reveal too many spoilers for viewers in the States that have only just seen the first episode, ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’, so, we’ll leave you with a trailer for next Sundays episode, ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’.