Four new episodes of Sherlock confirmed by BBC

News Louisa Mellor 2 Jul 2014 - 14:25

A Sherlock special, followed by a three-episode series four, have been officially confirmed by the BBC...

"Miss me?" #Sherlock, the hit drama, will return for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes. #221back

That was the Tweet Sherlock fans worldwide had been counting down to ever since the BBC started the #221back hashtag last night. At precisely 2.21pm today, it was confirmed that not only would Sherlock be returning for series four, but also a special episode due to begin filming in January 2015 with filming on the series to follow later that year.

Steven Moffat called the four new episodes "a record-breaking run!!", with co-creator Mark Gatiss adding, "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..."

Executive producer Sue Vertue said, “It’s taken a little while to get the dates sorted as none of the boys are exactly sitting back twiddling their thumbs but there was unanimous goodwill to make this work so we’re thrilled that 221b is going to be inhabited again.”

The game, as they say, is afoot...

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