Andrew Scott has ruled out a return to Sherlock. Scott's villain Jim Moriarty shot himself in the head during a confrontation with Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes, in the show's second series finale 'The Reichenbach Fall'. While it's been speculated that Moriarty might somehow have survived his own apparent death (as Cumberbatch's Sherlock went on to do in the same episode), Scott told The Sun that his fate is not open-ended. "Moriarty is dead. I don't think there could have been any better exit for a character like that," Scott said. "I feel very proud of Sherlock. Moriarty was a very potent character and one the audience really responded to. But it's important to me that he doesn't take over. You have to take risks and play as many different things as possible." Scott has previously suggested to Digital Spy that it would be difficult for Moriarty to return, joking: "It's very hard to come back from shooting yourself in the mouth, we all know that." Scott's new drama series The Town is expected to air on ITV later this year.