Second Season of Sherlock Confirmed

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Rumours have been circulating since the end of the first episode, but it's now finally confirmed: BBC One's modern Sherlock adaptation will be returning for a second season.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, the show's producer Sue Vertue admitted "there will be more", but warned timing was yet to be confirmed as both co-creators, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, are very busy.

It's not clear in what format they'll be aired in yet either, though that news may come as early as this week. Talking to, a BBC spokesperson explained: "Mark and Steven are meeting with Ben Stephenson (BBC drama's commissioning controller) this week to discuss the fine details. The availability, format and dates are still to be confirmed."

Many fans have voiced a preference for a longer series, rather than a three 90 minute part season. The current format hasn't stunted the show's popularity though; the first season, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, ended this Sunday with of over 7.3 million viewers. It's already been commissioned in America too, where it'll air on PBS this October.

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