Sherlock back with special in 2015

Sherlock back with special in 2015
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Sherlock fans delight!

The show announced plans on its Facebook page this week for new episodes next year:

"In case you hadn't heard - #Sherlock will be back with a special followed by a series of three new episodes! Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year. The game is on!"

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the acerbic detective from Arthur Conan Doyle's tales, transplanted into 21st century London. Martin Freeman plays the long-suffering but ultimately steadfast Watson.

The show offers plenty of extras for fans - like hidden messages and Watson's blog.

"We are waiting 2 years for 3 episodes. Just 3 episodes!" one fan pointed out on the show's Facebook page.

To put it in perspective, a Dr. Who fan replied, "Us Whovians had to wait 16 years, All we got were books, audiobooks and a film."