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Is Season 3 a Sure lock for Holmes
I'm not sure if this is elementary enough to follow, but if the brief words from the Executive Producer (Rebecca Eaton) of Masterpiece (Theatre) are to be believed, there are indeed plans for a third season/series of Sherlock. In fact, she seems to imply that it's a sure lock!
And although co-creator Mark Gatiss was cryptic when he was asked about a third season: “You'll have to see if they survive this one!”, at least actor Martin Freeman (Doctor Watson) was more positive about the plans for a third season while being interviewed on a recent (January 6th) episode of The Graham Norton Show. Mr. Freeman stated that "The plan is we will do a third series. There’s certainly more to do and I would like to do it... It’s one of the few things I’ve done ever really where I think ‘I’d like to do a lot of these’. It’s a very nice way to spend your time."
Plus, Mr. Google (I know his wife) says that a third season of Sherlock has been confirmed as of January 7th, 2012 at 1:10 ET, but since Mr. Google is a known alcoholic, it's best to wait for more comments from the producers and the BBC before you start celebrating too soon.
Taken from a Wednesday (Jan. 4) interview for the Television Critics Association winter press tour (via satellite):
Question: Will you return for Season 3 of Sherlock?
Benedict Cumberbatch (plays Sherlock): You might say, it’s quite hard to make it back after the end of the last episode. I’m going to only tease you with, ‘I would like to.’ There’s another lawyer telling me not to say anything. I’m only going to tease you with [the fact that] I’d like to.
After that statement, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton adds, "Yes, he will be. Yes." Then she looks at Cumberbatch on the monitor and adds, “Right Benedict?"