“Sherlock” Will Return For A Special And Three New Episodes

Filming will begin in January next year. This means that the special won’t be until Christmas 2015.

1. The BBC announced Wednesday that Sherlock will return for a special and another three episodes, to begin filming in 2015.

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2. The news was released via Twitter at 2:21 p.m. BST.

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We're ready to unleash the most shocking and surprising series of #Sherlock yet. The only thing is to expect is the unexpected... #221back

— Sherlock - #221back (@BBCOne)
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The Game is on - again! #Sherlock #221back

— Sherlock - #221back (@BBCOne)
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In a BBC statement, co-creator, writer, and executive producer of Sherlock Mark Gatiss said: “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on - again!”

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9. A few days before the announcement, Sherlock star Martin Freeman said the show would likely begin filming early next year and would return in December 2015.

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10. BBC One’s Twitter account hinted the night before that some sort of announcement was coming.

It's all gone dark... Something's coming... Or someone. Details at 2.21pm tomorrow. #221back #Sherlock

— Sherlock - #221back (@BBCOne)
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"Did you miss me?" #221back. #Sherlock http://t.co/sJXE1VeFaG

— Sherlock - #221back (@BBCOne)
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12. And fans soon made #221back trend worldwide.

#221back is trending worldwide.

— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall)
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13. But as new episodes have been rumoured for a long time, Twitter reaction to all of this news has been mixed.

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Ahh, there's nothing like #Sherlock news to set twitter on a spiral of madness! BEAUTIFUL MADNESS!!! #221back 2015. So. Much. YES.

— Mog ™ (@mindofgeekness)
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— Buster Bigelow (@IsThisAngles)
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*waiting for @BBCOne to give us some actual news* #221back Because that was literally nothing new. Just confirming what we already knew.

— Sade (@Suvisade)
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