Yes, that's right; early 2012. And we all thought we would be watching it this autumn.
Please take a moment to dry your eyes and recover from the shock before you continue reading. There are, after all, some positives to take out of this situation. For example, we now have something to look forward to after Christmas, and get us through those long winter nights. It also means that there is more time to watch repeats of the first series on DVD before the next one airs. (Okay, so I'm stretching the point on that last one, but try to remember that, although it seems like it, this is not the end of the world.)
Also, a little cast update, for anyone who doesn't already know, Lara Pulver has been cast to play Irene Adler. Her only appearance in the original Sherlock Holmes canon was in "A Scandal in Bohemia", however she is often used as a romantic interest for Holmes in many film and television adaptations. My theory, on the other hand, is that as this modern day Sherlock is in many ways more true to the originals than most adaptations, she won't really be a romantic interest for Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch's character, more of a woman that gets slightly on his nerves by outwitting/nearly outwitting him on occasions. So you can breathe a long sigh of relief; Sherlock might remain a single man.
In other news, Benedict was named 'Actor of the Year' at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on 6th September, and rightly so ... bless him.
So, that's it from me - thanks for reading and please subscribe,
Sherlock: "Girlfriend – no. Not really my area."John: "Do you have a boyfriend, which is fine by the way-"
Sherlock: "I know its fine."
John: "So you have a boyfrie-"
John: "Right OK, you’re unattached just like me."
Sherlock: "John um, I think you should know that I consider myself married to my work and although I am flattered by your interest, I really am not looking for anything."
John: "No, no, no, NOT. I’m not asking, I’m just saying …it’s all fine."
Sherlock: "Good, thank you"