Singapore Sony Pictures Television’s networks, Asia, has acquired the latest season of the BBC drama, Sherlock, for beTV.

The acquisition comes on the heels of the series’ season 2 finale which garnered strong viewership. According to Kantar Media, the finale, which had its run on August 6 on beTV, rated number one among English General Entertainment channels in Singapore in its time slot. 

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in Season 3, which will begin filming in early 2013.