Sherlock fans will be left waiting for season 4 for a long time, but there may be a new interactive experience to tide them over: a theme park.
A new Sherlock theme park is allegedly being developed in Pontsmouth, Hampshire, England, a park which will be entirely dedicated to the Sherlock Holmes universe, according to MailOnline. The new theme park will reportedly cost 25 million pounds, which translates to about $42 million.
The park would be interactive and "high quality" according to the report, which also states that there will be many tie-ins with the legacy of Sherlock, including holograms and reenactments of various Sherlock Holmes plots.
"That's something that when we look at it, has the potential to create a massive amount of jobs," said Steve Pitt, of the Portsmouth Cultural Parternship, who originally developed the idea for the park. "There are 6.9 million people who search for Sherlock Holmes and [creator] Conan Doyle on Google every month. There is a massive market for this."
Dr. Christopher Pittard, a lecturer in English literature at the University of Portsmouth, is confident that the park development i a good idea.
"I'm a huge fan of Conan Doyle's work and he has been incredibly influential on the development of crime fiction," he said. "This would be a great idea because this is where he created Sherlock Holmes. It's a natural place to have it."
While a construction date has not yet been decided yet, the plan will be further discussed under private consultation in March.
Sherlock season 4 is not expect to premiere until about 2016.