Grab your best deerstalker cap, because the world’s most famous detective is back on the case.
The BBC has announced that a fourth season of its modern day Sherlock series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will hit the airwaves in 2015. Like the previous seasons, it will only consist of three episodes, but each one will be more than 90 minutes, which essentially makes them three different movies. If you still want more, the BBC has also ordered a special that will air sometime before the new season, which means we’re really getting four new episodes.
Cumberbatch and Freeman will be back, along with producers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue. Gatiss, incidentally, also appears in front of the camera as Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. They haven’t given any clues about the plot, but they have said that the new episodes will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker territory than ever before.
A premiere date for the new episodes hasn’t been named, but we do know that the special will begin shooting in January 2015, with the regular episodes going into production later that same year.
You can watch our review of the third season of Sherlock by clicking here.