Sherlock’s past to be explored?
Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss has spoken about whether the master detective’s past will ever be explored in the show.
In a web chat, he explained: “Far better to leave things in everyone’s imaginations. It’s nice to give little hints here and there but never a full answer.”
However, he didn’t rule it out entirely: “Why are the Holmes brothers the way they are? What are their parents like? Maybe we’ll see one day.”
He added: “We actually cut a bit from ‘Pink’ which gave a bit too much away about the obvious frisson of animosity that exists between them. It’s not there in the original stories it comes entirely from Billy Wilder and Izzy Diamond’s brilliant ‘Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’ and Christopher Lee’s cold, disdainful Mycroft. If you haven’t seen it – do!”