Published On: Sun, Dec 15th, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch talks ‘Sherlock’ season 3, his character has ‘regressed’

Fans cannot wait until the first of the year when BBC One’s hit show Sherlock returns with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the famous crime solving duo.

Talking with Radio Times, the Star Trek Into Darkness stars discussed his character’s death and resurrection.

Sherlock Holmes tombstone Sherlock season 3 teaser“It’s important for me to state this. Everyone keeps on banging on about the expectations of how he survived his fall at the end of series two. I’m much more worried about how I introduce myself to the world.”

Benedict admits his alter-ego has “regressed” when he returns and is struggling to adapt to life in London since his relationship with his friend and assistant Doctor John Watson (Martin Freeman) has changed.

He said: “I think he’s regressed … I think without Watson the stabilisers have come off the bike a little bit, or they’ve been put back on, I don’t quite know. He’s not in tune with London, he is not in tune with his natural habit and he’s nowhere near in tune with what it is to be a human being in society.

“Although he has been through a s**tload, as we discover. In his own way it’s cost him. It’s all about how Watson responds to this man coming back.”

Check out the full interview HERE

Sherlock returns to BBC One on January 1 and in the US on January 19.


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