Sherlock Series 4: Cast and crew deny September premier date for new series and Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for Best Actor In A Movie Award at the American Critics’ Choice Television Awards!


The whole nation is on the edge of their seats waiting for the new series of Sherlock to hit our screens, so we were all delighted when it was earlier reported that this would be happening in September.

Fans have followed the progress of the third series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the title role in the BBC modern day twist on the original novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, since filming began a few months ago after a two year break since series 2, so were all thrilled that we may only have to wait a few more months to see all the action.

However we may have all got a bit carried away it would seem as show writer Mark Gatiss has taken to social networking site, Twitter, to deny this rumour, whilst admitting that he has no idea when the new series will actually be aired.

The writer, who also stars in the show as Mycroft Holmes, tweeted:

‘Incidentally, anything online about transmission dates etc is entirely bogus. Noting will be decided for months yet.

This was then backed by show producer Sue Vertue who tweeted:

‘Hello everybody, sorry to be repetitive but no, #sherlock is not (nor ever was) going out in September. We don’t have airdate confirmed yet.’

Meanwhile Benedict is certainly keeping himself busy whilst we wait, as he and Damian Lewis will both be attending the 2013 American Critics’ Choice Television Awards on June 10th in LA, having both been nominated for awards.


Cumberbatch is up for the highly acclaimed Best Actor In A Movie Award for his role as John Harrison in the new Star Trek: Into Darkness movie.


He is up against some huge Hollywood competition in the forms of Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Al Pacino and fellow Brits Toby Jones and Dominic West.

Lewis has been nominated for the drama counterpart Best Actor Award for his performance in TV hit Homeland, up against Matthew Rhys for his performance in The Americans and Andrew Lincoln for The Walking Dead.

Up for Best Actress in a Drama category is Lewis’ Homeland co-star Claire Danes.

Other British nominations include Sienna Miller, Imelda Staunton, Romola Garai and Rebecca Hall, whilst Gordon Ramsey and Cat Deeley will be going head to head in the Best Reality category.


Finally Downton Abbey has been nominated for Best Drama alongside Homeland, The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Good Wife.