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Don't expect Sherlock season 4 before 2017

If Sherlock's New Year special "The Abominable Bride" left you wanting more of Cumberbatch's sleuth and Freeman's sidekick, then bad news I'm afraid. There'll be no new episodes in 2016. This season 4 news comes courtesy of American network PBS who screens the BBC show stateside.

"We do have the next Sherlock announced, that is coming up about a year from now," PBS President Paula Kerger told Zap2It. "As you know, Benedict has gotten to be somewhat popular since we began our work with him, and he very much wants to continue with Sherlock. As you know, they are produced almost like films and we’re hoping the next one will be about a year from now."

The good news is that if you didn't like the Victorian-turned-Inception episode - which caused Twitter to become Sherlock-flavoured Marmite - then this enforced wait time for season 4 might be healthy for some distance.

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Louise Blain

Louise can often be found watching horror, drinking coffee and beating you at The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth.