Sherlock never a cheap gimmick for us: Mark

Mark Gatiss, the writer and star of hugely popular TV show Sherlock, which has made global stars out of Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott, says reinventing the famous fictional character was never a cheap gimmick for him and co-creator Steven Moffat.

Gatiss will visit India from December 19 to 21 to meet Sherlock fans at Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2014, and is looking forward to connect to a new set of audience that has loved all the three seasons of the BBC show.

“The idea is not new. It has been done before but when we started you could tell the resistance. 

There was a newspaper article that criticised us. But we have been very clear from the beginning that the series is made by people who adore Sherlock Holmes. It is not a cheap gimmick for us. We were just trying to find a new way to reintroduce the character to a younger audience and I am glad that people have taken our version to their heart,” Gatiss told PTI in a telephonic interview from London ahead of his visit to India. 
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