The first official picture from the third series of Sherlock
was released today by the BBC.
Taken by Robert Viglasky
, it shows Benedict Cumberbatch
as the title character and Martin Freeman
as his flatmate, friend, and colleague Dr John Watson.
The BBC One show's start date in the UK is yet to be confirmed, but in a press release the BBC said:
The question on everyone's lips will finally be answered when Sherlock returns with three brand-new action-packed adventures. How did he do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death? What will Sherlock think when he finds out John has fallen in love with Mary Morstan? She's sensible, quick-witted, and not at all taken in by Sherlock's posturing. Once again, the game is on for Sherlock and John.
Speaking about the return of the series, executive producer, writer, and co-creator Steven Moffat
It's been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof - it's time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement.
Fellow executive producer, writer, and co-creator Mark Gatiss
, who has written the first episode The Empty Hearse
Sherlock and John Watson are back at last! And they're just where we want them - on the streets of London having mad, thrilling adventures.As previously reported
, series 3 will start in the USA on Sunday 19th January
as part of PBS's Masterpiece
is inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It has been made by Hartswood Films
, with Sue Vertue
as the producer. The executive producers are Beryl Vertue
, Gatiss, and Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones
for the BBC, and Rebecca Eaton
. The drama was commissioned by Danny Cohen
, former controller of BBC One (now director of BBC Television), and Ben Stephenson
, the BBC's controller of drama commissioning.UPDATE - 3.48pm:
The BFI will be holding an exclusive preview screening of the first episode, followed by a question-and-answer session with cast and crew members, on Sunday 15th December
. Tickets go on sale to members tomorrow
, with public booking opening on Tuesday 12th November
. More details via this link