In a very roundabout way, the BBC One Twitter handle tonight also told us a little more about The Empty Hearse, strongly implying that our favourite consulting detective would return for the festive season:
It was properly confirmed this morning by the BBC One tumblr:
Our multi-award-winning drama #Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns for an eagerly awaited third series of three, 90-minute films this Christmas.
Two years? john will be pissed…
Hope we get it here in the states at the same time.
Sherlock S03E01 airs in the US on January 19 — so not too far away. (Rights lie with PBS Masterpiece, not BBC America.)
Thanks Andrea. The right way to start the new year.