BBC drama Sherlock, created by Doctor Who writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, will be getting a second season.
The modern-day reimagining, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Sherlock, drew both big audiences and critical acclaim. More than seven million people tuned in to see Sunday’s dramatic cliffhanger.
Producer Sue Vertue, wife of Moffat, told BBC1’s Breakfast programme this week, “There will be more. We’re having a meeting to talk about how many and when really.”
Episodes will remain at 90 minutes long.
Moffat later told Radio 5 Live: “We’re going in for a meeting any second now about it. But yes, of course it will [come back]. It’s not officially confirmed yet but yes, it will – of course it will.”
Based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the 90-minute specials were written by Mark Gatiss (co-star of The League of Gentleman), Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat.
The drama is due to air in the US in October and on the Nine Network later this year.