Should there be a musical episode of Sherlock?

Benedict Cumberbatch has already said he wants to do a musical - and now Andrew Scott has expressed a desire to sing and dance. Anyone else think this is a great idea?


Is this the greatest idea we’ve ever had or what? The cast of Sherlock back on our screens – but forget the fast-paced, brainy intuition and barked orders of Benedict Cumberbatch. Let’s replace them with jazz hands, musical high notes and dancing. Lots of dancing. 


Before you write us off as bonkers, stick with this for a moment. Last December – while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Benedict Cumberbatch told us he’d like to be in a musical. Yep, among his many, many talents Cumbers can hold a tune

But he’s not the only one. It turns out Andrew Scott likes to croon too, and in a new interview in the latest issue of Radio Times, the man behind Moriarty has also admitted to a desire to branch into musical theatre. 

When asked whether he plans to follow Cumberbatch and co-star Martin Freeman into a big Shakespearean lead, Scott replied, “I am in discussions, but I would love to do a musical.” Can he sing and dance? “I’d need a lot of work.”

So, it got us thinking – why not set an episode of Sherlock series four to music? Martin Freeman wouldn’t take much convincing, and then there would be plenty more where this came from. 

It’s not the first time we’ve seen Sherlock in musical format:

And a precedent has already been set by other long-running dramas. Grey’s Anatomy did it… 

… and so did Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The campaign to get the cast singing and dancing starts here. Would you like to see a musical episode of Sherlock? Vote in our poll below: 


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