'Sherlock' Will Continue Until Benedict Cumberbatch 'Gets Too Famous,' Promises EP
If there was a most anticipated session during the weeks-long Television Critics Association press tour, it might have been PBS Masterpiece's presentation of British drama Sherlock on Monday afternoon.
Boosted by the rising star wattage of Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County, 12 Years a Slave), currently making the rounds during awards season, and Martin Freeman (next starring in FX's Fargo), Sherlock premiered to strong numbers Sunday…
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Executive producer Steven Moffat previously revealed that he was prepping the fourth season, though the BBC (which broadcasts it in the U.K.) has not yet officially announced a renewal, but Cumberbatch -- who dropped a few F-bombs during the panel -- confirmed that he and Freeman were adamant it happens. "I've commissioned it," Cumberbatch told reporters matter-of-factly.
While there were no official announcements, expect this iteration of Sherlock Holmes to air for a long time -- at least that's the hope. "It will continue until Benedict gets too famous," Moffat said, half-joking.
Here are 11 highlights from the 45-minute session in Pasadena, including some veiled teases from Moffat, the keeper of secrets.