It’s hard to keep track of Jim Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis. He is one of those villains who seems to meet his fate, and then all of a sudden… pops up completely unexpected.
Oh, and here he is doing it again, making a surprise return for the new Sherlock: The Game is Now escape room experience, where teams of 4-6 players will navigate the series’ most iconic sets, while solving a mystery with a 90-minute time cap.
And in true Moriarty form, he knows how to make an entrance, saying,”You didn’t think I’d just disappear, did you?” ending with a leading one-liner, “Still miss me?”
The answer to that is very obvious, at least on this end: “Yes, yes, we do miss you.” And, it’s not just us. In a 2017 interview with The Telegraph, Scott was asked how often Sherlock fans ask about Moriarty’s return and his response was very telling: “I’d say every day.”
It wouldn’t be a Sherlock experience without Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch). The distinguished sleuth appears in the teaser trailer, but he’s not available to step in and save the day. Hence, why the public is being called on.
Sherlock pleads with viewers, saying in the above clip, “Put everything aside. This is urgent. This is the greatest crisis of my career.”
We also get a brief glimpses of Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson and co-creator Mark Gatiss playing Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother in the teaser for The Game is Now.
The actors themselves are not scheduled to be at the London-based escape room, kicking off this October, but new footage of them in character, with new storylines for the game — written by the show’s creators, Steven Moffat and Gatiss — will be a part of the immersion experience.
In case you missed it, here’s the original invitation for Mycroft himself:
Mycroft has put out the call. The Network needs volunteers. Can you fill the shoes of the legendary Sherlock Holmes?
— Sherlock: The Game Is Now (@221B) June 5, 2018
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