BBC’s Sherlock Season 4 Officially Confirmed

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The layover times between each new season of BBC's Sherlock can be pretty unbearable, but fear not, the British dynamic duo is slated for a one-off episode before season four begins.

From one geek to another, I must admit, I’m obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch. The inception of this obsession? Sherlock, of course. The BBC series may be the best iteration we’ve seen of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective duo. And we at Geek aren’t the only supporters, as the show has garnered global acclaim for the on and off screen chemistry Martin Freeman and Cumberbatch has. That being said, we’ve deducted some rather good news.

Firstly fans will be treated to a one-off special due to start filming around January 2015, and air during the holiday season. If you groaned internally over the lengthy wait, you’re certainly in good company. Additionally a full fourth season is slated for filming for mid-2015 to likely air in 2016.

As told by BBC One:

The BBC has confirmed the sleuthing drama will return for a special, followed by a series of three new episodes. Shooting on the special will start in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year. “We’re ready to unleash the most shocking and surprising series of #Sherlock yet. The only thing is to expect is the unexpected…,”

So there’s definitely good reason to rejoice, but its pretty evident it’ll be quite some time before we get to see a gamut of deductions, witticisms and Cumberbatch’s hair frolicking on our TVs. Considering it was a span of 18 months between the first two seasons, the news doesn’t came as a surprise. So what does one do until late 2015? Well, you could check out our Cumberbatch appreciation article, or relive every moment in the canon by catching up with all three seasons on Netflix. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to Geek as we keep you abreast on the latest Sherlock News. In the meantime, how about some solid fan-made trailers from YouTuber Beautifullytragic6?

Are you as excited as we are about the one-off and the new season?  Let us know your thoughts and sound off on the Geek facebook page.

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