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'Sherlock' series 4 is happening, according to Benedict Cumberbatch

With the massive gap between the second and third series of the BBC detective series Sherlock, there's been plenty of room for speculation. Many rumors have circulated that the availabiility of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would lead to the series ending after the third series. Thankfully, this has been proven to be false. Sherlock will return for a fourth series after its third airs later this year. 

Cumberbatch and Freeman are headlining two of the year's biggest films: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' but they're still making time for series 3, which starts filming next week.

Speaking at the South Bank Show Awards, Cumberbatch confirmed that a fourth series will follow: “We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of series 3] and another three.”

Cumberbatch also noted that he believed that the series could continue for as long as the talent involved were invested. "“It just depends on Martin and I’s availability, how long we can keep it going," he said. "It depends on Steven’s ability. I’d love to keep it going.”

Sherlock series 3 is expected to premiere later this year. At the rate this series is going, we can expect to see series 4 in 2016. (But who are we to complain? At least there will be more!)

What do you think about this news? Are you excited? 


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Show:
- Sherlock
Person:
- Benedict Cumberbatch
Network:
- BBC one

Written by: mcpherson
Mar 12th, 2013, 4:29 am

Images courtesy of BBC One

baconTV

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Message Posted On Jun 28th, 2013, 3:46 pm

While it's entertaining to see others emulate a sociooath we'll not be amused by a pittance of three episodes per season.  That's an intolerable disorder.

 

Ratpie

Message Posted On Mar 13th, 2013, 2:04 pm
the sad thing is.. as much of a thoroughly epic adaptation this was, Elementary now has the "fanbase" to give it a run for it's money. Elementary pales in comparison to Sherlock. if the networks wouldn't have drug their feet deciding whether or not to continue a proven hit we would be watching it now & Elementary would still be sitting on a corner of the program managers desk.
dlockjaw

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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Extremely happy to hear this good news. This is definitely one of the best reimaginings of Conan Doyle's concept bar none. I hope this show will have a long life.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 10:17 am
In my opinion, this series was/is better than the "downey sherlock movies"
wynn

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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 5:43 am

Good news indeed. This show was definitely the best Sherlock ever made, counting both shows and movies. With Parade's End on top it's only reasonable that the fourth season is delayed. Looking very much forward to it though :)

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