"" is not nearing its end date yet despite that the third season would be the last for the show. Speaking at the TCA winter press tour on Monday, January 20, co-creator and executive producer Steven Moffat said the show would continue as long as lead actor was available.
"Ben Stephenson, who is the head of drama at the BBC, has commissioned it for 50 years, he said, just to settle this question," Moffat quipped. "Yes, it will continue until Benedict gets too famous." Moffat's wife Sue Vertue, who also executive produces the series, added, "He gets precious and just doesn't want to do it."