Director Nick Hurran looks to have landed two of the biggest gigs in cult TV this year. Currently working with Steven Moffat on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, he has also signed up for the series three finale of Moffat's other major project Sherlock.
Following claims from Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch that fans can expect a fourth series of the BBC1 detective drama, Hurran's episode is likely to be a major cliff-hanger like series-two finale The Reichenbach Fall. The other alternative – that it's the last ever episode of the show – would make it an even bigger proposition.
The finale is due to shoot later this year. Filming is currently under way on epsiode two, with the first instalment already in the can. A summer break will allow Cumberbatch and co-star Martin Freeman to fulfil other work commitments.
Among Hurran's previous credits are a number of other Doctor Who episodes, including series-seven opener Asylum of the Daleks and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill's farewell story The Angels Take Manhattan, as well as the 2009 remake of The Prisoner.
Hurran's Sherlock debut is revealed on his online CV at talent agency Curtis Brown. RadioTimes.com contacted the show's producers Hartswood Films for confirmation of the director's involvement, but are yet to receive a reply.