Second Season of Sherlock Confirmed

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 TV.com, 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.

Do you care what format Sherlock’s in when it returns?

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Jul 23, 2011
Season 2 is still not yet released????
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May 12, 2011
I absolutely love this show! And the 90 minute episodes are great, it means that they don't rush the solving of it! But more episodes per season would be great :) Ooh I just want to know when season 2 will come out now! :)
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Apr 05, 2011
I love Sherlock, bring it back with more episodes and the same 90mins and it would be perfect
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Mar 19, 2011
I love this show. Its just as good the American movie Sherlock Holmes if not better! I dont care how long the Format is just as long as you make more episodes per season!
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Jan 06, 2011
I would love 90 minutes but I am just thrilled it is coming back. I hope this show has a long life.
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Aug 14, 2010
just watched the interview and I hope they do 90 minutes for season 2. It was nice and toothy, letting the story develop.
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Aug 14, 2010
I don't care if 60 or 90 minutes, just bring it back. And thanks for making it available to the US.
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Aug 14, 2010
love the show; and this current format (90mnts) but i'd prefare a longer season of mor chapters
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Aug 12, 2010
Love the 90 minute episodes, but make it 12 episodes a season. If the filming takes too long to crank out 90 minutes a week, air them every 2 weeks and cut it to 8 episodes.
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Aug 11, 2010
I'm glad that PBS will be airing the series this October!
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Aug 11, 2010
Loved the 90 Mins format but I wish there were more episodes each season...
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Aug 10, 2010
Just as long as it comes back, I shan't be too fussy. That said, I do like the 90 mins format - and it feels even chunkier on BBC without adverts to get in the way!
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Aug 10, 2010
I like 90 minutes, it's enough time to get stuck in. 45 mins is way too short. I wish they would stop assuming everyone has no concentration span.
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Aug 10, 2010
I think the 90 minute format suits it better, i think at 45 minutes it will just feel like Dr Who, 90 minutes give us more for each story
@bulecatcinema, i agree!
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Aug 10, 2010
All hail the grand Moff! Everything he touches turns to gold!
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