Steven Moffat, the co-creator of “Sherlock,” took home his first Emmy for the series, for Best Writing. And then Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won for their roles in the runaway hit.
Backstage in the press room after his win, Moffat took an expected question regarding the future of Season 4 for the show.
“We're going to start shooting a special episode in January — at the exactly the same time as I start shooting 'Doctor Who,'” Moffat said of his other writing role. “So that's great…”
“And then we're doing three more 'Sherlocks' later in the year. So it's a record-breaking run of four episodes,” he said. “Sherlock” has featured three episodes for each of its three seasons so far. “When [the new episodes] go out is up to the BBC and I am their loyal servant and I simply do what they ask me.”
Moffat was also asked how he and his showrunning cohort Mark Gatiss plan to top this award-winning latest season.
“We have a plan to top it, and actually do think our plan is devastating. Mark and myself, we're so excited what we have coming up. Probably more excited than we've ever been about Sherlock. And we're a couple of fanboys and we get very excited about it all the time.”
Cumberbatch was a no-show when it came to swipe up his award for Oustanding Lead Actor, and Moffat recommended everyone “give him hell for that.”
“Too big to come to the Emmys,” he chided, smiling.
Wrangling the cast even to shoot new shows has “always been quite tricky” due to scheduling, “like trying to corral everyone into a cocktail party. It's unusual,” Moffat continued. Though, “We're all very keen to keep making 'Sherlock' as long as it's a good show.”