Why a Crossover Between ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Won’t Be Happening

Aug 11, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Steven Moffat, the showrunner of “Doctor Who” and co-creator of “Sherlock,” said at a recent Q&A at the premiere of the new season of “Doctor Who” that he wants a crossover between the two shows, but that some others are standing in the way, reports FlickeringMyth.

Moffat, who is also the executive producer of “Doctor Who,” said the idea of a crossover was discussed, and if it were only up to him, it would be in the works. But he added that other people involved in the shows weren’t so interested.

“Look, I’m going to come clean on this: I would … go speak to Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue, OK? They’re all in the way. I’m not the killjoy, it’s that lot. It’s probably not going to happen,” Moffat said.

He added, speaking of “Sherlock” co-creator Mark Gatiss: “You know in some ways, I think Mark has got a point when he says that however good you imagine [the crossover], it would be almost better in your imagination than it would be if the two grand old egotists actually met. They’d just both go off in opposite corners and sulk that there was someone cleverer than them.”

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