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BBC Orders Two More Seasons of Sherlock to Air in 2015 and 2016

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The third season of the massively popular BBC series Sherlock is wrapping up, and that has a lot of fans wondering about the future of the show. The future of the third season was in doubt but we ultimately got one and that seems to be a trend that will continue as series creator Steven Mofatt implied that two more seasons of the show are on the way.

Mofatt recently talked to the press about the future of Sherlock and mentioned that they have plans to make more seasons and those plans include bringing back actors Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch to their iconic roles.

Rather excitingly, Mark and I, for no particular reason, we just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the [Sherlock] production bus… and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future, and we plotted out the whole of series four and five. So we have got plans – but our plans don’t tend to be ‘Let’s blow up the world or cast the most famous person in the world’ they tend to be ‘What exciting twists and turns can we add to this?’ And I think we’ve got some crackers! The ideas we had that day, I thought were the best we’ve ever had.

This is great news for fans of the show, as the series is not only one of the most popular shows in England, but the Sherlock craze has invaded America as well. With two more seasons ordered, logic suggests that the seasons would air in 2015 and again in 2016 given Cumberbatch and Freeman’s busy movie schedule.

However, with both done filming Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit prequel trilogy, the seasons could come sooner. No date was given by Mofatt or the BBC as to when to expect Sherlock back.

The third season of Sherlock is already wrapping up overseas and the show will premiere in America on PBS this January 19th.

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