They couldn’t be on stage in person. But they made a hilarious video. Heavily in-demand Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman taped a greeting to fans attending the show’s first-ever San Diego Comic-Con panel, where the producers dished about the upcoming third season.
In the video below, Martin has a brief bit from The Hobbit set. While Cumberbatch says he’s tired of keeping secrets for all his big screen roles like Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and Smaug in The Hobbit and decides to solve the cliffhanger that has everybody guessing — how Sherlock Holmes survived his rooftop plummet at the end of season 2. Stuffed animals and a helicopters are involved.
“It’s been so much fun, the scripts are just a delight,” Cumberbatch says of Sherlock‘s upcoming season. “F–k it, I’m going to tell you how Sherlock survived … I know you guys like your spoilers and I feel so much better telling you. Freedom!”
Check out the video, exclusively on EW.com, and come back to Inside TV for Darren Franich’s coverage of the show’s Comic-Con panel later today.