Saturday, 28 August 2010


[14.47 - French Time] BBC One Controller Jay Hunt officially confirmed today the recommissions of Sherlock and Luther.

As expected, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss's modern take on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle will return for three new 90-minute episodes in Autumn 2011. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, Sherlock was a rating hit over the summer, averaging 6.83m viewers on BBC One and 332000 on BBC HD over three weeks.

Luther, the crime drama starring Idris Elba (The Wire), will also return for two hour-long specials following the six-episode series which ran from May to June. In July Broadcast reported that the BBC was holding talks with Elba's agent in the US about a second series of Luther, but that the busy actor would be back only in two specials if not available for a full series.

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