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Success! Executive Producers Have Mapped Out Two More Seasons of Sherlock

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 12.02.23 PM It’s not a promise or a guarantee, but Sherlock fans are used to clutching at bread crumbs. In fact, we like it!

The third season of the BBC’s massive hit aired in the UK January 1. Fans in the United States are patiently waiting until the 19th to have our suspicions, pet theories, and all our hopes and dreams for a tearful Sherlock/Watson reunion — NO SPOILERS — confirmed.

In the mean time, executive producer Steven Moffat dropped a little goody for us at a BAFTA event. He said that he and co-creator Mark Gatiss have planned out the next two seasons.

[Insert Hallelujah choir here.]

These two guys have been so busy with their other project, Doctor Who, and with Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch splitting time with The Hobbit (not that I’m complaining), fans have been left to wait out the agonizing breaks between Sherlock seasons. At least we know they are thinking about us, er, the series.

Moffat said: “Rather excitingly, Mark and I, for no particular reason, we just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the [Sherlock] production bus … and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future.” Good news, good news! (Who wants to be a fly on the wall of that production bus?)

Moffat went on, “And we plotted out the whole of series four and five.

We may have to wait for them to finish up their Doctor Who specials and Hobbit premieres, but they are on it and it’s happening!

Photo Credit: BBC

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