SHERLOCK Season 4 Begins Shooting with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
“We all have a past. Ghosts. They are the shadows that define our every sunny day…”
It's finally happening! Season four of Steven Moffat's Sherlock has started shooting! Benedict Cumberbatch recently completed shooting Doctor Strange for Marvel. He didn't waste any time before jumping right into his next project, and I couldn't be more excited!
The award-winning BBC drama will return with three brand-new episodes promising "laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases..." Cumberbatch will obviously be joined by Martin Freeman who will reprise his role as Watson, and this is a little blurb about what we have to look forward too:
Series four begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge - becoming parents for the first time.
Cumberbatch told BBC that 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.”
The first of the three the three feature-length episodes will be directed by Rachel Talalay, who has previously directed episodes of Doctor Who, The Flash, and The Wind In The Willows. Sherlock co-creators, writers, and executive producers Moffat and Mark Gatiss released a joint statement saying:
“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...”
It's not easy for this team to get these episodes made because Cumberbatch and Freeman are so damn busy. Luckily, their schedules opened up, and we are going to get a new chapter in their stories. Sue Vertue, Executive Producer for 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!”
I can't wait to see where this next chapter takes these characters. I'm sure it will be worth the wait. I hope Moffat keeps this series going as long as he can. I hope season four isn't the last time these characters embark on a thrilling mystery adventure.