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BBC's Sherlock will return for new series


Story by Jack Foley

SHERLOCK, a modern update of the Sherlock Holmes legend, will return for a second set of adventures, the BBC has confirmed.

Speaking on the BBC’s Breakfast programme, producer Sue Vertue promised “there will be more”, adding: “We’re having a meeting to talk about how many and when.”

The revamp, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, has proved a huge ratings hit for BBC1, where it aired for an initial three episodes on Sunday nights.

More than seven million people tuned in to see Sunday’s cliffhanger.

Based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the 90-minute specials were written by Mark Gatiss, Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat.

The new episodes would depend on Moffat’s schedule, given that he is also extremely busy as lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who.

But the BBC is determined to get behind the series and maintained that any future instalments would also remain 90 minutes long.

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