But the creators of the show are not totally against it. Gatiss only said that it is not the story that they wanted to portray to the audience of the show. Gatiss added that, being gay himself, he had “no problem with the notion that a Sherlock Holmes and a Doctor Watson could be in a relationship together, but ours aren’t”.

However, Gatiss reaffirmed that “Sherlock is clearly capable of feeling emotion and of falling for someone” only that that someone is not John Watson, “despite his love and great affection for him.”

In Sherlock Season 4, the series short showed that Sherlock is saying “I love you” to someone. Gatiss teased that it was “naughty” Sherlock’s mom who he was delivering the message to. “He doesn’t ring home often enough and usually forgets her birthday,” said Gatiss.

What will happen next?