From the BBC website, the creators of Sherlock have confirmed the hit BBC One drama Sherlock, will be back for a special in 2015, followed by a fourth series of three episodes.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the special will start filming in January with the series following later in 2015. The extremely popular, and award-winning show is co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Gatiss promised the new series would take Sherlock Holmes and John Watson “into deeper and darker water”.
The announcement follows comments from Freeman, who plays Sherlock’s sidekick, earlier this week. He appeared to let slip in an interview the show would return for a one-off special.
He told The Telegraph: “I’m speaking off-message here; if this was New Labour I’d get fired – I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand.”
Freeman also confirmed his real-life partner Amanda Abbington would return to her role, as Watson’s new wife Mary, for the special.
Martin Freeman is currently playing Richard III, the title role in Shakespeare’s famous history play, at the Trafalgar Studios.
Wednesday 2nd February 2014