When the BBC announced last fall that new Sherlock episodes wouldn’t air until late 2013, American fans despaired because the assumption was that PBS wouldn’t get the rights to air the new episodes stateside until at least early 2014. However, when the VH1 news team asked Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, about the new series, here’s what he said:
“I’m here literally on a mad two day break from it…You’ve got a great treat in store. Hopefully, we’re going to broadcast it simultaneously here and in the States, I’m hoping. That is a hope that we talked about a while ago, so the fans here that go crazy, send your emails to [Masterpiece Mystery producer] Rebecca Eaton at WGBH Boston. She’s trying to make it happen as well.”So it looks like there’s a definite possibility thatnew episodes of Sherlock will be stateside by the end of the year, and check back next week for more on the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere.