Updated Sherlock 'will be back'
- 10 August 2010
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
The BBC's modern update of Sherlock Holmes will return following the end of its initial three-episode run, its producers have confirmed.
"There will be more," producer Sue Vertue told the BBC's Breakfast programme. "We're having a meeting to talk about how many and when."
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, Sherlock has been a ratings hit for BBC One.
More than seven million people tuned in to see Sunday's dramatic cliffhanger.
Based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the 90-minute specials were written by Mark Gatiss, Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat.
Moffat - lead writer and executive producer on Doctor Who - said there would "definitely" be more instalments in the future.
"Steven and Mark are very busy - Steven is obviously doing Doctor Who as well - so it's just when we're going to do them," said Vertue.
Moffat, her husband, also confirmed that any future instalments would remain 90 minutes long.