Fans of the British television series Sherlock have known for some time that the show’s creators planned to bring our favorite detective and his sidekick back to our screens for a new series.
Unfortunately, what we did not have were details.
Now, according to BBC One, the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place, and the widely popular series is in fact set to return for a special which is expected to begin filming in January, with the fourth series of the show to begin sometime later in 2015.
This is music to the ears of Sherlockians around the world.
While the wait in between series of shows like Sherlock and Doctor Who seem like some of the most long and arduous waits in the world, they are certainly worth every minute of the torture when our favorite characters finally make their returns to the screen.
As one would imagine, the special and fourth series will see both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return to their roles as Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. John Watson. Also returning to their role in the series is Freeman’s real-life partner Amanda Abbington who plays Watson’s new wife Mary.
According to series co-creator Steven Moffat, Holmes and Watson are in for a wild ride in the upcoming special and series, and that the new season will be one of “the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet”.
“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,” Moffat told BBC One.
Right now, there is no official release date for the special or the fourth series of the show; however, as the details begin to iron themselves out, I am sure that information will be made readily available for all Sherlockians to circle on their calendars.