The BBC Officially Announces A SHERLOCK Special And Series 4

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sherlockIt was pretty well guaranteed that the BBC smash-hit series Sherlock would be returning. The only thing we didn’t know was when Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would be returning to Baker Street. The duo have become hot commodities over the last few years and keep ridiculously busy schedules. With the movies the two have committed to, most thought the fourth series of Sherlock was still a few years out. It apparently turns out there is an open space in their schedules so the BBC have commissioned not only the fourth series of the show, but a very special episode that will likely air Christmas 2015.

The last series of Sherlock saw a rather shocking ending that gives us a good idea of where things may pick up. Series co-creator and writer Steven Moffat teased the big order of a special and a full three-episode series, saying “A special, plus a new series of three episodes – it’s a record-breaking run! Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you’d expect…Moffat‘s partner in crime, co-creator and writer Mark Gatiss added, “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on – again!”

Filming for the special is set for January 2015 with the three-episode series shooting sometime later in the year. Star Martin Freeman mentioned just a few weeks ago that he understands a Christmas special is planned, so we could be seeing a rather festive episode next year. If that is indeed the plan, we can expect series 4 to follow shortly thereafter in early 2016. What do you think about the news?

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Source : BBC