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NYCC | Lara Pulver Discusses If She’ll Return In Sherlock Season 3

So far all we know about the third season of BBC’s Sherlock are three words: “Rat. Wedding. Bow.” It’s not much to go on, but it’s plenty to get excited about.

It turns out that not even the actors involved — or those that could be involved — know what’s going to be happening in the hit drama’s next three episodes.

“I have no idea,” Lara Pulver, who played Irene Adler in the first episode of Season 2, told reporters at New York Comic Con before she burst out laughing. “We start shooting in January, Season 3. They’re writing the episodes — three episodes — as we speak. I have no idea if she’ll stay as a one-episode wonder or whether she’ll return for the final season.”

“A Scandal in Belgravia” was nominated for an Emmy, but ended up losing to HBO’s Game Change. Pulver said that, in this case, she expected the overwhelmingly positive response to the episode and her character.

“It’s the first time I’ve then watched something and it’s exceeded my expectation of what the finished product is. And that’s not me being a pessimistic kind of actor who’s like, ‘Oh, God, I don’t know why I did that.’ I’m talking visually, the story; it just worked so well,” said the actress, who was at the convention to promote the new Starz drama Da Vinci’s Demons. “The relationship between Benedict [Cumberbatch] and I just seemed to work really well, and it was fun from the get-go. We had so much fun, so it was an absolute pleasure to do that job, and it was a gift of a role.”

Sherlock is expected to return to PBS in fall 2013.


  • Richard Casey

    Wait, final season? Is that right or did she just miss speak?

  • Oh Danny Boy

    Kind of misleading headline, don’t you think?  More accurately, it should be “Lara Pulver Doesn’t KNOW If She’ll Return For Sherlock Season 3″.

  • Terri

    Double checked, and it is what she said. She might have misspoken, or she just let loose a big spoiler.

  • Sw00shman

    Returns fall of 2013???? What in the world takes them so long to make three episodes!!!! Argh. Great show!

  • Darth Bumbles

    Well Gatiss and Moffat are busy men, Moffat on Doctor Who which is gearing up for it’s 50th anniversary next year and Gatiss has a few other shows he writes fo and is a working actor as well, Cumberbatch and Freeman are off filming th Hobbit and Star trek…

  • guest

    i hope that she just miss spoke because if season 3 will be the final season i’ll be sad

  • Chris Buchheit

     Would it be that big of a spoiler?  They’ve already hit most of the well-known bits of Holmes lore.  I couldn’t see the series running for much more than another 3 episodes.  And I realize there are plenty of stories they could still adapt, but they’ve clearly picked over what they wish to use.

  • Angelofinsanity

    The fact that she said “we sart filming season 3″, along with her knowing whats going on with the writing prcess and mentioning its the final season all indicates she is being included on the development of the series which wouldnt be likely if they had no future plans for her. Besides i think shes playing coy, trying not to give anything away.