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‘Sherlock’ will be back for a Special and Then Three More Episodes

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Excited news for all Sherlock fans, Sherlock will be back for a special followed by another three episode season.  Martin Freeman had previous hinted at a possible special being filmed: Sherlock Special.  Later reports said that it might be a Christmas special, I know I was excited to hear about a possible Sherlock special.  I am pretty sure all the other fans were as well because we all know how long the wait is for Sherlock episodes.

Well accord to Variety filming for the special will begin in January of 2015, filming of the other three episodes happening afterwards.  Variety is saying that we will see Sherlock season 4 in 2015.  While that is still a long wait because there is no confirmed air date but it will more than likely be towards the end of 2015.

Mark Gatiss had this to say, “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!”

Steven Moffett had this to say, “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…”

Both Gatiss and Moffett are teasing that we should expect an amazing new season that will take us places we never imagined.  I think it is safe to say that we should be ready for new twists & turns and surprises.  With Moffett at the helm none of that should be a shock.

While it will still be a long wait before we see the next season it is great to know that it will be happening and we should only have about a year to year and half wait.  Even though I would love for the new season to happen sooner, I am happy that we will be getting another season of Sherlock.

Possible one-off Sherlock Special

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As any Sherlock fan knows it can sometimes be a really long wait between series, like a 2 year wait.  I know I am dying for series 4, especially with how last season ended.  Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch both have busy schedules so it has been hard finding time to film the next series.  Freeman has teased about a possible one-off special happening:

“Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that’s such a good idea, and as I was listening to it, I thought, ‘We’ve just got to do this.’ And I don’t know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately. It’s a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don’t know when we are going to get to do it.“

No word on when that might happen because again they both have really busy schedules.  It is probably easier for them to film a one-off then a full 3 episode season.  A special episode would help fill the gap between the series and make the wait not seem as long.  At this time there is not word on when series 4 will be happening so we might be in for another 2 year wait.

Would you rather have a full series of Sherlock or would you be happy with a one-off special episode?