Sherlock Season Three planned out

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat has said that he and Mark Gatiss have planned out the third season of BBC One drama Sherlock.

The popular Sunday evening drama is a modern-day reworking of the classic Arthur Conan-Doyle sleuth. The series was co-created by Moffat and Gatiss and stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role with Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. Moffat has told the Radio Times that he and Gatiss have planned out the new season.

‘Mark and I have planned it out. We haven’t started writing it yet because I’ve got God knows how many episodes of Doctor Who to get sorted first.  But the way it works with Sherlock is that we starve you and then we give you a short burst and then we starve you again. It’s worked so far, we’re not going to change it.’ Steven Moffat speaking to the Radio Times

The third season is widely expected to air on BBC One next year. There was some debate over the future of the series with suggestions the second season would be the last – but after the season finale it was revealed the BBC had already ordered a third season.

At the moment Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are both busy with different movies. Martin Freeman is filming The Hobbit in New Zealand, in which he plays Bilbo Baggins, while Benedict Cumberbatch is filming Star Trek 2 – the sequel to J.J Abrams 2009 blockbuster – in America.