‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Filming Underway After Benedict Cumberbatch Wrapped Up ‘Doctor Strange’
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“Sherlock” Season 4 started filming this week following the end of Benedict Cumberbatch’s filming schedule with “Doctor Strange” for Marvel. The new season is expected to have three episodes, as per usual, and it will feature a new baby.
The first episode of “Sherlock” Season 4 will be helmed by Rachel Talalay, who has done “Doctor Who” and “The Flash” before, per The Independent. John Watson and his wife, Mary, will become first-time parents and the new responsibility could affect Watson’s missions with Sherlock. Watson is played by Martin Freeman and his real-life partner, Amanda Abbington, plays Mary.
Here’s the episode description as officially released by BBC:
Season 4 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.
The production acknowledged that “Sherlock” Season 4″ has taken a while to happen, but the wait should be worth it for fans. Production had to pause due to Cumberbatch various film commitments, but he and the cast and crew did take the time to film the special that aired over the holiday break.
Cumberbatch expressed he cannot wait to return to the set of “Sherlock.”
Good sleuthing those who spotted that the brilliant @rtalalay is joining us this series! Welcome Rachel! #Sherlock pic.twitter.com/29O7T8VW2X
— Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) April 6, 2016