Good news for Cumber-fans: Mark Gatiss, producer, writer and actor for BBC’s Sherlock has provided an update on the fourth series of the show, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and his investigatory sidekick, Dr Watson. Yesterday (March 29) Gatiss tweeted the below photo of a skull wearing some glasses, an item from the set of Sherlock season four, where production has started.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) March 30, 2016
The update follows a recent one-off episode, which aired on New Year’s Day on BBC One – it was called ‘The Abominable Bride’ and, by all accounts, it was not quite such a charming offering as fans were used to. Not exactly abominable though. There’s every hope that the new series will be even better than what’s come before, and although we’ll probably have to wait until 2017 before we see any of it, it’s good to know that it’s finally in production. Twitter was certainly happy to see Gatiss’ update, with fans going absolutely mad…
Samantha and the others were pretty excited
— Sam 🦕🦖 (@SamanthaJo28) March 30, 2016
— mj (@capaItea) March 30, 2016
— Ègara Medhelan (@Egara_) March 31, 2016
— alex (@alex_vardill) March 30, 2016
— Traci Moore (@whiskynmyteacup) March 30, 2016
— aPaulBanana (@paulivonnn) March 31, 2016
@bex_prideaux IM HYPERVENTILATING
— Dayna (@rockonxruby) March 30, 2016
— Lisa (@The_Lisa_H) March 30, 2016
Rens had a more measured response
@Markgatiss No that is not series four, that is a fan waiting for series four 😉
— Rens Verhoeven (@renssies) March 30, 2016
Then Mrs Thomas remembered what happened over Christmas
And Rob produced the tweet equivalent of ‘pfffffft’
@Markgatiss will it be a real series four, or two cheap episodes like Luther?
— Rob (@Mikes_Brother) March 30, 2016
It’s gonna be better than that, though, right?