Lara Pulver hints at Sherlock return

Posted Sep 20, 2013 by Mathew Wace Peck
Lara Pulver, who played Irene Adler in the second season of the hit BBC detective series, “Sherlock,” has suggested that she may well be returning to the show.
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If so, the news would appear to contradict what the 33-year-old actor previously said of the possibility of her reprising her memorable role.
Pulver appeared in A Scandal in Belgravia, the season 2 opener scripted by Steven Moffat.
Back in April, Pulver told the Radio Times, “As far as I know, I’m not going to be a part of series three. Sherlock is [co-creators] Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s passion project. If it fits to have her back, I know they’ll write it; if it doesn’t, I trust them to get it right.”
However, speaking to the Radio Times last week, she now says, “I don’t think I said you wouldn’t be seeing me. I said there are other key characters they’re introducing.”
Trying to get to the bottom of it all, Radio Times approached the BBC for a comment. It says, in reply, that they wouldn’t be drawn.
“The only adversary we have announced for series three is Charles Augustus Magnussen [who will be played by] Lars Mikkelsen,” a BBC spokesperson told
Season 2 of Sherlock ended with the eponymous hero falling to his death from a high building, only to be seen very much alive, secretly observing his friends, John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs), as they mourned him at his graveside.
Since that episode — Stephen Thompson’s The Reichenbach Fall — was first broadcast in 2012, there has been much speculation as to how Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have survived the fall. All is due to be revealed in the new season but, Moffat claims, no one has yet successfully guessed it.
The spokesperson went on to say, “We won’t be making any more announcements on casting as we want to ensure we keep the third series a surprise for fans.”