Big news: Sherlock season three is on its way!
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
A date has been set for the return of one of television’s most eagerly anticipated shows: Sherlock season 3 will premiere on Masterpiece on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10/9 pm, following the 9/8 pm broadcast of Downton Abbey.
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in three new 90-minute episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss.
“The genius Sherlock team has done it again,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “These new episodes are as wildly-imaginative and brilliantly-produced as all the others. These people are GOOD!”
Nearly 11 million viewers tuned into the second season of Sherlock, which ended with one of the most shocking cliffhangers in television history. Fans flocked to the internet to speculate about Sherlock’s “demise,” and express their eagerness to find out what happens next.
Check out this Entertainment Weekly exclusive story about the new season!