News: New Sherlock Begins Filming
“We all have a past, Watson. Ghosts. They are the shadows that define our every sunny day.”
Filming has begun for the fourth season of Sherlock, the award winning hit drama on MASTERPIECE on PBS produced by Hartswood Films and BBC Wales in co-production with MASTERPIECE.
Sherlock will return with three brand-new episodes that promise laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary adventures.
Season four begins with the mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), back once more on British soil as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
Benedict Cumberbatch said he was "genuinely thrilled to be back filming Sherlock with all the cast and crew. I can't wait for everyone to see season four. But you will have to wait...though not for long...And it will be worth it"
Co-creators, writers 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 and terror and tragedy are looming. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning and it’s about to reach its climax.”
MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton says: "This is the kind of news that has our audience cheering. Along with our millions of fans, I can’t wait to see what the boys will do next.”
Sue Vertue, Executive Producer, Hartswood Films, says: "It's taken a while to gather everyone together for series four but I can confidently say I think it will be well worth the wait!"
The first of the three feature length episodes will be directed by Rachel Talalay, who has worked as a director, producer, and professor in film and television for more than 25 years, having previously directed Doctor Who, The Flash and The Wind In The Willows.
Sherlock is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE.