Martin and Benedict were spotted filming scenes for series three earlier this year (WENN)
By Deepika Rajani
On October 15, 2013
Revealing that the actor and Martin Freeman, who plays his trusted sidekick Watson have already signed up for a fourth series, The Radio Times reported co-creator Steven Moffat saying:
"We had to inform the BBC that Martin and Benedict had commissioned a new series. They signed themselves up. They both announced that they were carrying on – so that’s good."
Claiming to know that Benedict who can currently be seen in the film, The Fifth Estate, is keen to carry on the role of the iconic Baker Street detective for as long as he possibly can, Moffat continued:
"Benedict, at some red carpet event somewhere, said he was carrying on forever. Martin, at another one, said, ‘Yep, series four is happening’."
Believing that the BBC won't turn down Benedict and Martin and their wishes to carry on filming the show, Moffat who also plays an important figure when it comes to the workings of Doctor Who, said:
"The BBC can do what they like. They're massively powerful, don't provoke them! But I assume that unless we've really screwed up Sherlock [series three] – which we haven't – it's a big success and it will carry on, so long as Benedict and Martin want to do it."
Meanwhile, Benedict has teased more details about how his character Sherlock faked his own death at the end of the last series of the hit BBC drama.
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