Announcement: ‘Sherlock’, Series 2 Has Been Confirmed.

Ok, so, the Beeb has announced that dear Sherlock will return in Autumn 2011, for three 90-minute episodes.

Talking of the Sherlock recommission, co-creators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, say: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the warmth of response to our new Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and can’t wait to take them on three new adventures next year. There’ll be baffling new puzzles, old friends and new enemies – whether on two, or four legs. And we might well be seeing the cold master of logic and reason unexpectedly falling. But in love? Or over a precipice? Who can tell?”

See the full press release here.

I can’t really hide my disappointment that it’s going to be a three-episode installment, again, but, well, they are 90 minutes long, which is, after all, roughly twice the length of any Doctor Who episode, so technically we actually get a half-decent series altogether. Considering Gatiss and Moffat are both busy scraping Series 6 of DW together, Autumn 2011 doesn’t sound too shabby.