Try To Stay Calm, But We Have Some Really Really Really Excellent Sherlock News

Benedict Cumberbatch saying thank you as Sherlock GIFBecause of my job, I try to make it a habit never to get too excited about anything in the pop culture world, but one exception to that rule is the BBC One show SherlockWhich is why I’m considering running up to the top of the building and shouting this news I just heard from the rooftops…

…there’s gonna be a fourth season! And not just a ‘rumored’ fourth season or a ‘schedule-pending’ fourth season. An actual on-the-books fourth season, confirmed by everyone who’s anyone, including Deadline, BBC One, and co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. And not only that! There’s going to be a special as well, to bridge the gap between the already-aired third season and impending fourth season, just to keep people interested. HUZZAHHHHHHH!

And shooting will actually be fairly soon, considering! (Sorry about all the exclamation points so far. I will try to tone it down so as not to blow all my energy before lunch.) They’re gonna start filming the special in January 2015, with the series beginning to shoot later next year.

And before you grumble about that being forever away, just think about all the crazy scheduling restrictions that the show’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are working with. Those two are incredibly in-demand right now, and the fact that we’re getting more Sherlock is proof that the show is a priority and that these characters are special to them and they’re going to play them as long as they can until forever and ever amen.

This was all announced via BBC One’s Twitter, which warned of an impending announcement:

Yesssss. So thrilled and relieved that we haven’t seen the last of this amazing show THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE WATCHING. We’re all watching it, yes? Everyone’s up-to-date. Good. Because Mark Gatiss says that the three new episodes will take Sherlock and John ‘into deeper and darker water than ever before.’

SQUEEEEEEEEE. BRB, gotta take a nap.

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    • Alana Vincenza

      SO EXCITED! THE GAME IS ON.

    • Alyssa

      I’M NOT CALM. I’M NOT CALM AT ALL. I SAW THIS WHILE LOOKING AT ANOTHER ARTICLE AND PROCEEDED TO FREAK OUT WHILE I READ THE OTHER ONE WAITING TO CLICK THIS ONE.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yessssssssss! Correct response.

    • Nbl

      I thought this was already confirmed. That Ben and Martin had already signed on for season 4. The special is new though!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Yeah I think we didn’t know when it’d be shooting, though, and a lot of reports were saying it might not be for years. But regardless, wondrous!

      • Nbl

        I can’t do another 2 year wait. I’m pretty sure I’ll legit go insane this time. Plus ANDREW SCOTT IS BACK!!!!!!!!! Love, love, LOVE that man.

    • capoupascap

      Meh I know I’m in the minority but I really did not enjoy season 3 (actually in fairness I didn’t even watch the final episode because I just disliked the first 2 episodes so much) but ill still pry watch it cuz I just really want it to be good again…..

      • MCR

        Ditto. But Season 1 was good enough to keep me watching through 2025, just in case.