Sherlock scores a hat-trick at the Emmys

The BBC’s hit series Sherlock scooped a hat-trick of awards at the glitzy Emmy ceremony and looks set to return to our screens next year.

The detective drama’s writer Steven Moffat said there are plans to shoot a special episode at the start of next year and he’s confident he can top the last series, saying the new content “practically reduced the cast to tears”.

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman – who play Sherlock Holmes and his loyal partner Dr Watson – won the gongs for best actor and supporting actor in a mini-series or movie.

Stephen Moffat poses with his Emmy for Sherlock
Stephen Moffat poses with his Emmy. (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Moffat, also known as showrunner on Doctor Who, picked up the award for writing in a mini-series, movie or dramatic special.

He said: ”We are going to start shooting a special episode in January at the same time we start shooting Doctor Who, so that will be great.

“We have a plan to top (the last series) and I do think our plan is devastating and we practically reduced the cast to tears with our plan. Honestly, I think we can top it.”

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey accept Benedict Cumberbatch's Emmy on his behalf
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey accept Benedict Cumberbatch’s Emmy on his behalf. (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Stephen Colbert accepts an Emmy on Martin Freeman's behalf. (Vince Bucci/Invision)
Stephen Colbert accepts an Emmy on Martin Freeman’s behalf. (Vince Bucci/Invision)

Moffat said it has “always been tricky” to schedule Cumberbatch, whose stardom has snowballed since Sherlock began.

“It’s like trying to corral a bunch of people into a cocktail party, but we all know what is happening with Sherlock is unusual so we are keen to keep making it as long as it’s a good show.

“Now Benedict and Martin are being flown in by special jet to a big leaky shed in Wales. That makes it sound terrible,” he joked.

Stephen Moffat with Sherlock Emmy
Stephen Moffat must have been wondering where his stars have got to. (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

Reflecting on his Emmy success, he said: ”I didn’t think to prepare a single word because I didn’t think we could win.”

Moffat said he hoped the win would get more people watching the show.

The Emmy for best mini-series went to American crime comedy Fargo. But that would hardly have dampened Freeman’s spirits, since he plays the lead role.

The Fargo team pose with their Emmys
The Fargo team pose with their Emmys (Jordan Strauss/Invision)

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