Moffat unveils all-nude Sherlock
THE next series of Sherlock will be filmed entirely in the nude, producer Steven Moffat has announced.
After the Sherlock episode in which actress Lara Pulver appears naked became the most-watched show on BBC iPlayer, programme makers decided to target the show’s sizeable ’16-34-year-old-masturbator’ demographic.
Moffat said: “I had assumed that what viewers wanted from Sherlock was excitement, adventure and fiendish puzzles that can only be solved by Holmes’ icy logic.
“Actually they just wanted tits.
“At one point I considered giving Sherlock Holmes breasts, but Benedict Cumberbatch refused the hormone injections.”
The switch to full nudity posed a problem for the show’s writers, who had to explain why everyone was naked all the time. This has been overcome by a storyline in which Moriarty – now played by Lucy Pinder – has invented a clothes-dissolving serum.
Co-star Martin Freeman said: “It’s incredibly exciting. For me the Victorian surgeon Doctor Watson always was a hip, swinging kind of guy who’d be up for any kinky sexual hi-jinks.”
Roy Hobbs of the Sherlock Holmes Society said: “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle loved bawdy antics, in fact he originally conceived the Sherlock Holmes novels as a series of saucy romps under the title Confessions of a Private Dick.”
The first episode of the new series The Case of The Jiggling Breasts, with guest star Robin Askwith, will be shown in the Autumn.