That’s right, the typical wait time for Sherlock may be shorter than expected, especially since series 3 had so many viewers; an estimated ten million tuned in for “His Last Vow.”
Speaking to the Sun, a BBC insider said: ‘The BBC is desperate for a Sherlock Christmas Day special this year. It wants its biggest guns ready.’
Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have already admitted sketching out ideas for a fourth and fifth series, with the current story arc leaving the door open for new episodes.
All that is believed to be required for a Sherlock Christmas Day special to be confirmed is confirmation that its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman can agree to start filming in spring.
With that in mind, along with the fact that the stars’ IMDB profiles seem miraculously empty (not that I check those on a regular basis or anything), Sherlock fans may just be getting a fantastic Christmas present.
Source: Daily Mail