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Sherlock News: Moriarty unlikely to return and New Villains Will be Introduced (season 2 spoilers)

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The second season of the BBC’s excellent Sherlock TV show was nothing less than a hit. The cliffhanger ending to the last episode is still be talked about today and will continued to be talked until we all finally get the answers we’re looking for.

Indeed, the last we saw of the great detective was appearing at his own funeral despite seemingly falling from the top of a building to his death. How did he fake it? We’re still guessing to this day and a whole variety of theories are being concocted on a daily basis. This fire, of course, is being stoked by series co-creator Stephen Moffat who a couple of weeks after the finale stated in an interview that “Sherlock fans have missed big clue”. Great.

Regardless of the conspiracy theories, Moffat has also confirmed that Sherlock will return for a third series back in January (after that ending, how could it not?) however a latest interview with the writer has provided fans with a much needed helping of information.

With Moriarity’s death Moffat has confirmed the villain will not return. “Moriarty’s a one-shot deal in the original [books]. I don’t want [Sherlock] to turn into a show that’s about one villain and one hero,” said Moffat.“Moriarty was great because he was a surprise. Every time you bring him back he won’t be as big a surprise.

“We need to find new villains, we need to find new ideas, otherwise the show doesn’t keep growing,! he added, in an interview by Delphine Rivet for French websites reviewer.fr and Le Village.

And according to a new interview with the Radio Times it seems Moffat will return to Conan Doyle’s work to get these new villains.

“There are other great villains in [the Conan Doyle books] that we want to visit. We have to keep the show growing otherwise it won’t surprise you. Once you get the measure of it you’ll just get critical – if we keep surprising you and keeping you off balance you won’t.”

Pretty cool, huh? Which villains do you want to see in the third season?

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One Response to Sherlock News: Moriarty unlikely to return and New Villains Will be Introduced (season 2 spoilers)

  1. Tzme says:

    Even though I get the need for a “new” evil, I just finish reading a great ff about Moriarty having an “older” brother who is the “real” master mind/professor.

    Oh well, any BBC Sherlock will have me squealing with delight. Cheers!

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