Are you all crossing your fingers and toes and squeezing your eyes shut and wishing on falling stars? Because I’ma need everyone to chip in if you want any hope of making this rumor come true -- we might get a fourth season of Sherlock. Squeak!
Now bear in mind that these rumors are surfacing before we’ve even gotten our first glimpse of the third season, or even gotten a solid date for its release other than ‘sometime in 2014‘, but I love this show so deeply that I will cling to any rumor, however tenuous, in hopes that I can believe it into fruition. With my mind.
Basically let’s all imagine that Sherlock season four is Tinkerbell lying dead on the ground and we have to bring her back to life by believing in fairies. Or…modern day mysteries or whatever. Either way, get on it, because we need all the help we can get. EVERYONE CLAP YOUR HANDS.
Series creator Steven Moffat was speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival earlier this month, and he made a comment that got everyone reeeeeally excited:
“We had to inform the BBC that Martin and Benedict had commissioned a new series. They signed themselves up. They both announced that they were carrying on – so that’s good. Benedict, at some red carpet event somewhere, said he was carrying on forever. Martin, at another one, said, ‘Yep, series four is happening’.”
Haha, I love it. So the show’s two stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, both want to continue doing the show so badly that they’re just telling people it’s happening. Nobody’s even seen the third season yet, and they’re already talking like the fourth is approved. Brilliant. That’s fine with me, and it’s probably a lot more helpful than me writing posts like this hoping for the same thing. Here’s what Benedict said in March of this year at the South Band Show Awards:
“All I know at the moment is we’re doing these three and another three. I just don’t know what there is beyond that. It just depends on Martin and I’s availability, how long we can keep it going. It depends on Steven’s ability. I’d love to keep it going.”
FOREVER. FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. Or three seasons, however many you can manage. Just as long as I get a better explanation for the season two finale than this. PROMISE ME.