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Sherlock series three is just about to get started, and already we’re learning that Sherlock series four is a go!

At an awards ceremony today in London, star Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he and co-star Martin Freeman have signed on for a fourth season:

“We’ve agreed to two more series but I’m probably going to get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three and another three.”

The news will come as a relief to fans who may be worried that the recent surges in both Cumberbatch’s and Freeman’s careers could jeopardize future series. There’s also the looming concern of the show simply ending because most British television programs do not run for many series.

Cumberbatch made clear he hopes it continues beyond a series four, too. “It just depends on Martin and I’s availability, how long we can keep it going. It depends on Steven [Moffat's] ability. I’d love to keep it going.”

Yesterday Cumberbatch and Freeman reunited for the first time to begin work on Sherlock series 3. BBC One’s official Twitter account snapped a fun photo of the two at the first table read where they went through series three, episode one’s script.

Thanks to Radio Times who spoke to Mr. Cumberbatch today.

Appropriate GIF for today’s news:

Filming for Sherlock series three begins this Monday. Check out our interview with Martin Freeman where he says, as of last week, he has no clue how Sherlock survived the fall.

  • Elphaba Thropp

    *multiple Hermione style air punches* YES!!! YES!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.soor Nicole Soor

    Woooo!! That GIF is definitely an accurate representation of my feelings right now :D:D

  • ravenclaw1991

    This is a relief! I just hope we don’t have to wait until like 2020 for it or something xD Must go and rewatch series 1 and 2 to celebrate this amazing news.

  • 221bbakerstreet

    So mnay good news in such a short time. My emotions, my feelings!

  • Deidre

    Yes! Yes! Yes! So many good things happening this week!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Snapescape Laura Cain

    This is great news! But I can’t help but feel we’re going to have to wait until Series 4 to find out how exactly Sherlock survived the fall.

  • Lotte

    YES, YES, YES!!!

    I love Bendedict Cumberbatch’ and Martin Freeman’ dedication to Sherlock!

  • http://twitter.com/SofMarie93 Sofia Thomas

    Excuse me while I die of happiness. :D

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays


  • Glaciusx

    *deep fangirl growl* YEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • Winkyxx

    EPPSS!! I love it how Ben is so attached to Sherlock! Why can’t more actors be like him and don’t leave shows?!
    *Cough cough Dan Stevens*

  • Azeem


  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmarvin05 Dominique Marvin

    LOL that gif. I love that Hypable is using gifs :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang


  • oblyviate

    aww. i totally interpreted that as doing the first three seasons, then another three – for about 5 minutes i thought there would be six guaranteed seasons. but knowing 4 will definitely happen is good too….

  • 7Starrchasers

    not surprised by this because this show is AWESOME

  • Sherlocked2U

    Yes!!!! I’ll take two more years. I’ll take what I can get!

  • http://twitter.com/TokoMasho Matthew Potter

    Perfect .gif is perfect.

  • snuffles44

    the gif!!!!! the news!!!!!!!!!! the gif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheDoctorInTheTardisAlwaysKnew

    My Sherlock marathon I did last weekend is about to be repeated

  • http://www.facebook.com/csi.nycode 郭蕙儀

    Awesome News !!! But I just can’t for season 3 to star!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/csi.nycode 郭蕙儀

    Awesome News !!! But I just can’t wait for season 3 to star!!!

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