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When the series two finale aired early this year, Sherlock fans were left desperate for answers after a nail-biting climax and a terrific cliffhanger. However, it seems that we may have to wait a long time for answers!

Speaking to the BBC Ariel magazine earlier this week, producer Beryl Vertue (whose son-in-law co-created the hit show) broke the news. From the article:

The third series of Sherlock will start filming in ‘early 2013′, according to Beryl Vertue – one of its executive producers.

Vertue, who was at the Nations and Regions Media conference in Salford earlier this week, told Ariel that it was too early to confirm transmission times for the next series.

This means that it could be up to two years before we see the popular sleuth return.  Series two was also hit by delays, after filming overran.  The news may not surprise some, as stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are currently busy shooting Star Trek 2 and The Hobbit respectively.

Are you disappointed by the news, or did you expect a long wait?

  • Freya

    I guess it was to be expected, really, but that doesn’t stop me feeling sad about it :(

  • Alex654

    Honestly I don’t mind the wait because if they keep the level of production up to such a high level that the last two series were , I’m fine with the wait. 

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  • Katelyn

    I’m sad, but won’t mind…as long as their product keeps being utter perfection. :) 

  • Kate

    Even though it’s so far away I still squealed a little bit. I can wait because during that wait for the next series we’ll be getting The Hobbit and Star Trek so doses of both Cumberbatch and Martin. That’s me assuming the new series won’t be released until at least late 2013; depends on how early early 2013 is.

    • http://twitter.com/CatKoski Cat Koski

      Late 2013 is going to be the Beginning of 2014 

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/SirDorkusProductions Dillon

    Finally. I’m just happy they confirmed Series 3.

  • Azeem

    im a bit worried it will get postponed again as Peter Jackson has said the some filming for the Hobbit Part 2 will be filmed in 2013

  • http://twitter.com/Lorentio16 Lauren Dipple

    so much time! but it will be worth it! looking forward to the Hobbit also

  • Eleanor

    I’m not sure I can wait that long… but I suppose I’ll have to, and if Sherlock keeps being as amazing as it has been, I’ll survive.

  • Madeline

    What am I going to do with myself for the next two years?! Fanfiction can only do so much!

  • WarlockSociety

    At least there’ll be plenty of Doctor W–  Oh, wait…

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