Sherlock is one of those shows I feel hangs out in the fringes of nerdom. Were it not for it being created by Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and star Star Trek Into Darkness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch and The Hobbit‘s Martin Freeman many of you might not have heard of it. Unless I’m misjudging our audience and you’re all really into BBC crime dramas, or you all have spectacular taste and were early adopters to the Sherlock fandom. If so, I apologize, but it’s more often than not I’m reporting on these guys in relation to their other, more high profile gigs. ‘Course, this could also have something to do how long it’s been since we’ve heard any news of Sherlock Season 3.
It’s been over a year since the Season 2 finale, “The Reichenbach Fall.” That’s a very long time to keep us waiting. And with that cliffhanger!? Jeez, it’s been a tough 14 months for us Sherlockians. Good news is filming for Season 3 is set to begin next week, starting Monday, March 18th. Woo-hoo!! Finally!
Deadline reports the plan is for the first two episodes to film before the summer, when the production will then take a short break to accommodate the stars’ busy schedules, then resume to finish up with the third episode. As of now the plan is for Sherlock‘s third season to air this winter. Who knows when we can expect a U.S. air date as they always seem to be delayed.
Now, what of another season? Speaking with the Radio Times, Cumberbatch said,
We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of the upcoming series] and another three.
So three episodes make one season, three more make another season, right? I believe the man just confirmed a Season 4 will be on its way. When? Well, that’s anybody’s guess.