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Sherlock to return to BBC in 2015 with a Christmas special; Season 4 in 2016

07.02.2014
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SHERLOCK fans, rejoice! While the wait for the next new episodes of the acclaimed BBC mystery series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is still over a year away, now we have confirmation as to when they will hit the airwaves. The BBC confirmed via their Twitter feed that filming will take place in early 2015 on a Christmas special (very common on British television) followed later in the year by production on the three episodes that will make up the fourth season of SHERLOCK.

For those unfamiliar with SHERLOCK, it is a modern retelling of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mystery stories. Unlike the CBS series ELEMENTARY, SHERLOCK takes each movie-length episode directly from Conan Doyle's writings and twists it for a modern tale. The incredibly short seasons are primarily due to the quality put into the feature film caliber episodes as well as the high demand for both leading actors on the big screen.

Show creators Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss have big promises for the next round of mysteries.

Co-creator, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said today, “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…” Co-creator, writer, exec producer and co-star Mark Gatiss added that the three new eps will take Sherlock and John “into deeper and darker water than ever before.”

As a big fan of the series, I am very excited to know we will get the further adventures of this incarnation of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, along with the mysteriously teased return of Jim Moriarty. While the fourth season does not have a release date yet, I would expect it to follow the prior runs of the show and air in early 2016. Until then, we can countdown to the Christmas return of SHERLOCK on December 25, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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8:23AM on 07/03/2014
Love this show.
Martin Freeman was excellent in the first season of Fargo, too. He's had a pretty good run of quality TV shows.
Love this show.
Martin Freeman was excellent in the first season of Fargo, too. He's had a pretty good run of quality TV shows.
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11:41PM on 07/02/2014

Excellent

Anyone who thinks this show has fallen off needs to grow the **** up. I liked the more character-driven vibe of Season 3 and the implications of Sherlock's faked death - I even liked that they never really explained it. I'm looking forward to next season.
Anyone who thinks this show has fallen off needs to grow the **** up. I liked the more character-driven vibe of Season 3 and the implications of Sherlock's faked death - I even liked that they never really explained it. I'm looking forward to next season.
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8:32PM on 07/02/2014
What makes this show click so well is its setting. Just as the original Doyle stories live and breath late 19th Century London, early 21st Century London comes to life so naturally in this show without feeling gimmicky. Taxis, smartphones, skyscrapers, the internet itself is practically a character.

I love that they don't at all feel rushed to get another season out. The nature of the show could allow us to revisit Baker Street every few years until they run out of stories to tell.
What makes this show click so well is its setting. Just as the original Doyle stories live and breath late 19th Century London, early 21st Century London comes to life so naturally in this show without feeling gimmicky. Taxis, smartphones, skyscrapers, the internet itself is practically a character.

I love that they don't at all feel rushed to get another season out. The nature of the show could allow us to revisit Baker Street every few years until they run out of stories to tell.
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8:26PM on 07/02/2014

The more Sherlock, the better!

I know a lot of people found season 3 to be disappointing, to the extent that several people are swearing off the show. It might have been the weakest overall season, but I thought it was fantastic. NOTHING could live up to the enormous expectations after bringing back Sherlock from the dead, so I thought they handled it very well by not giving us a definite answer.

I can see why the 3rd season was a bit jarring though. Instead of focusing on the mysteries, they focused on the characters and
I know a lot of people found season 3 to be disappointing, to the extent that several people are swearing off the show. It might have been the weakest overall season, but I thought it was fantastic. NOTHING could live up to the enormous expectations after bringing back Sherlock from the dead, so I thought they handled it very well by not giving us a definite answer.

I can see why the 3rd season was a bit jarring though. Instead of focusing on the mysteries, they focused on the characters and what Sherlock's return meant to them. I loved it, personally, despite how "meta" and "fan-servicey" it became. After all, it IS a massive phenomenon now. With the short seasons and long wait between seasons, it's become more of an event. This is easily one of the best shows on TV right now, and I can't wait to see how they deal with that crazy cliffhanger from the last episode.
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8:25PM on 07/02/2014
My favourite tv series.its tough to wait for that long
My favourite tv series.its tough to wait for that long
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