Phew – Sherlock fans everywhere can finally exhale, Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed that it has been agreed that the hit BBC detective show will be back for two more series’ after the one they are currently filming.
As we reported last week, during last Friday’s re-run of the Hounds of the Baskervilles, the letters spelling out the title of the series three finale appeared throughout the show to reveal ‘His Last Vow’.
This sent us into panic mode because, based on the synopsis of the original Conan Doyle novel it is based on, His Last Bow, at the end of the story it is revealed that Sherlock had given up detective work and had retired to the country to become a beekeeper.
But, thank goodness, whilst we tried to get our heads around a life without the dynamic duo that is Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, Cumberbatch has accidentally let slip that after this series there will in fact be two more!
Speaking in a recent Radio Times interview the star, who has just started filming The Fifth Estate, the new film based on the founder of WikiLeaks, Cumberbatch revealed:
“We’ve agreed to two more [series] but I could get into trouble for saying that.”
Meanwhile both he and Freeman sent video messages to fans at the recent San Diego Comic-Con where Cumberbatch joked about with audiences before claiming he would tell everyone how Sherlock faked his own death using two toy monkeys to demonstrate, but the video became distorted so badly that you couldn’t make out what he was saying, apart from when the occasional word like teabag came through.
However, his actions with the monkey could still be kind of seen, and at one point when he introduced a second monkey with the first one jumping from a different side we couldn’t help but think that perhaps Derren Brown, who had been spotted on set filming the episode after the fake death, might well have been the other monkey and that what we were watching wasn’t that far from the truth.
Watch the videos for yourself: