Sherlock: another series is more than two years away

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The end of the last series of Sherlock gave the show a natural point to take a bit of a break, and as has been suggested by its creators – Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat – a break is just what it’s taking.

The BBC drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, has tended to work on a two year gap between its series (save for The Abominable Bride special), but this time around, the wait is set to be more than that. “Even longer I would say”, Mark Gatiss told the Radio Times, when they quizzed him about a timescale for a Sherlock return. He added that we have “no immediate plans”.

“Everyone’s really very up for it, it’s just terribly difficult to schedule everyone”. He also added, as he’s said before, that “there’s always Fawlty Towers principle of just leaving it where it is”.

Instead, Gatiss and Moffat are turning their attention to their planned Dracula series. Gatiss describes it as a “stablemate of Sherlock”. No transmission date has been announced for Dracula yet.

Radio Times.