Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has revealed the first details about a third series. Gatiss - who also plays Mycroft in the BBC drama - appeared to confirm that the first episode of the new run will be an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Empty House'.
《神探夏洛克》编剧日前首次透露了第三季细节。编剧马克·加蒂斯,也是在剧中麦考夫·福尔摩斯的扮演者,透露说第三季第一集的剧情将取自于阿瑟·柯南·道尔原著中的《空屋伏击案》(The Adventure of the Empty House)。

The Sherlock series two finale - which saw Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) apparently plummet to his death - was a loose adaptation of Conan Doyle's 'The Final Problem', with 'The Empty House' being the next story chronologically in the canon.
在第二季最后一集中,由本尼迪克特·康伯巴奇扮演的福尔摩斯似乎是坠楼身亡,这集内容改编于柯南·道尔的《最后一案》(The Final Problem),而《空屋》就是原著中接下来的一个案子。

"There's certain things about 'The Adventure of the Empty House' which feel set in stone because that's how Sherlock comes back, but at the same time we feel free to invent and to introduce new stuff to it," Gatiss told PA. "I always found it a little unlikely that Dr Watson's only reaction was to faint for instance - as opposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words." The writer and actor added that the "overall feel" of Sherlock's third series will dictate which Conan Doyle tales will make up the second and third episodes. "Steven [Moffat] and I have our all-time favourites, but it's really a question of what will fit into the structure," he explained.“

The third series of Sherlock is expected to begin filming in early 2013.