Filming Begins On “Sherlock” Fourth Season

It’s official, filming on the fourth season of The BBC’s “Sherlock” has begun with three brand-new episodes on the way. No air date has yet been set but a holiday airing on BBC One around the end of the year seems the best bet.

Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” “The Flash”) is directing the first of the three episodes which sees Sherlock back on British soil as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare to become parents.

In a statement, co-creators and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss say: “‘Sherlock’ series four – here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street – and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax.”

Despite that last word, there’s reportedly no real end in sight for the series. This year’s New Year’s Day special, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” pulled in 11.6 million viewers in the UK and was also released in thousands of cinemas around the world.

Source: The BBC