BBC commisions Sherlock for fourth season

2013-03-13 21:57
 
London - Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed Sherlock will return for a fourth series.

The 36-year-old star revealed the BBC drama has been recommissioned, which will see him film "three more episodes" as the titular detective after shooting the current trio being made for the third series of the programme.

"We've agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that," he recently revealed. "All I know at the moment is I'm doing these three and another three."

'I'd love to keep it going'

But Benedict doesn't want to stop at four series and admitted he would love to keep the show going for even more seasons, but it would depend on the availability of Martin Freeman - who portrays Holmes' assistant Doctor John Watson - and the "ability" of showrunner Steven Moffat.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he added: "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."

Season 2 of the popular British drama finished airing on South African screens last year, and season 3 is set to air later this year.

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