'Sherlock' co-creator explains why Holmes-Watson romance will never happen

| Updated: Dec 16, 2016 18:26 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 16 (ANI): Looks like Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are never crossing their romantic paths together as 'Sherlock' creators suggest. During a Tumblr question and answer session, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat addressed a bevy of fan questions about their series that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as the doctor, reports E! Online. One of those fan questions tackled the topic of the duo's chance of getting into a relationship. "Are you completely against the idea of Sherlock having a relationship with John? If so, what are your reasons?" asked a fan. "Of course we're not against it. But as we have explained many times, that's not the story that we want to tell," Gatiss fielded. "Obviously as a gay man myself, I have no problem with the notion that a Sherlock Holmes and a Doctor Watson could be in a relationship together, but ours aren't. It's as simple as that. Sherlock is clearly capable of feeling emotion and of falling for someone, but that someone is not John Watson, despite his love and great affection for him," he explained. So, who is Holmes saying, "I love you" to in the trailer? "His mum, obviously. He doesn't ring home often enough and usually forgets her birthday," Gatiss teased, adding, "He's a very naughty boy." Season four of the BBC show kicks off on January 1, 2017 on PBS. (ANI)