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Sherlock stars sign up for fourth season

Sherlock

Story by Jack Foley

BENEDICT Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have signed up for a fourth season of BBC hit detective drama Sherlock, it has been revealed.

The revelation was made via the Radio Times website in an interview with Cumberbatch who said he remained committed to the show despite enjoying an increasingly busy schedule.

“We’ve agreed to two more series, but I could get into trouble for saying that,” he said. “All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of the upcoming third season] and another three.”

The actor – who will shortly be seen playing the villain in new Star Trek movie Star Trek Into Darkness – went on to say that he would love to see the show continue beyond a fourth season.

However, this depended on the schedules of his co-stars and co-creator Steven Moffat, who also serves as showrunner for Doctor Who.

Production on the keenly anticipated third season of Sherlock will start next week, following on from the first table reads which began this week.

BBC1 is expected to air the third season in the autumn.

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