Sherlock Officially Renewed for    Season 4 — With a 'Special' Twist

Sherlock Season 4 Renewal

Sherlock will be back on the case for Season 4, it was officially announced on Wednesday. But wait, there’s even more good news.

Preceding the mystery drama’s new three-episode run on PBS, fans will get a special as well.

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“A special, plus a new series of three episodes — it’s a record-breaking run!” Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat enthused in a statement. “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.”

What last we tuned in, Sherlock had come out of a brief exile to face one of his biggest mysteries yet: Why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land?

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Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015 — to possibly not air until Christmastime, Martin Freeman has hinted — with production on Season 4 set for later next year.

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

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  1. Mary Kate says:

    OMG yes, best news ever. Smartest show on TV, hands down.

  2. aucarter says:

    The Game is Still [afoot] On!

  3. david7118 says:

    Please let the special be Dr. Who showing up to work with Sherlock on a way to bring Rose Tyler back.

  4. DL says:

    Amazing news. And such gratitude to Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, for their passion and commitment to Sherlock, amid skyrocketing careers. The both of them are total class.

  5. name_required says:

    Please, please don’t let ” the very last thing you’d expect” be Sherlock as a helpless babysitter. I thought I liked season 3, but now I find myself rather unenthusiastic about new episodes.

  6. hey jude says:

    Benedict and Martin are THE BEST duo that has ever been on TV!!! Brilliant writing, whippet fast pace to each episode, and great, evil villians, too!!! What more could we ask for? Sir Arthur would love this re-incarnation of his timeless characters…they are spot on. Seems like an eternity for the next season, but I promise I’ll be patient…..

    • No offense to your happiness says:

      I really don’t mean to rain or your parade, but I have to correct you. Sir Arthur would hate it ten times more than you love it, because he thought his creation of Sherlock Homes was an abomination and hated it. He would cry if he saw what’s happened to the Sherlock fanbase today.

  7. kirads09 says:

    Squeee.♥ Already feeling positive anticipation.

  8. alistaircrane says:

    Yes! I knew we’d get a new season in 2016, but the Xmas 2015 special is a nice surprise!

  9. Annie says:

    Gah. The most painful wait of any TV fandom, anywhere. Is it 2015 yet?

  10. Kristin says:

    I am so EXCITED! I love Sherlock!

  11. Lorie says:

    Awesome news!!!

  12. lillie says:

    best show around

  13. Gwen says:

    My day has just been made!! What good news!!

  14. Azerty says:

    I didn’t know this serie until a few months ago, I watched the 3 season in like a week. I didn’t realize season 4 was not official.

  15. Alfredo says:

    One of the best shows ever. It is great to see they are coming back for another season. Any chance of having a Sherlock/Luther crossover?

  16. Laurie Emerson says:

    I have to admit I have never seen the show before but after reading all of these positive comments I know now I am going to have to give it a go!

  17. Mack says:

    So, the special will air at the end of 2015 (1 1/2 years from now) and season 4 will air in 2016, 2 years from now. Not happy.

  18. Mel says:

    One special episode airing in about 18 months, followed by Season 4 “some time” in 2016. Wow, hold back my excitement.

  19. Sidney says:

    I need my “SHERLOCK” fix right now !!

  20. Curt says:

    Good to have it confirmed but old news now

  21. Dawn Emde says:

    Where and WHEN is Sherlock, coming to America????
    Thank you.