Sherlock wraps filming on season four

Director Benjamin Caron confirmed filming was complete on Instagram

The fourth season of Sherlock has finished filming, it has been confirmed.

The much-anticipated new instalment of the revived detective series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, will be the first block of episodes to air since the third series of the BBC drama ended in 2014. A one-off Christmas special, which served as a prelude to the new season, aired last December.

Progress on the making of the new three-episode season of Sherlock was evidenced earlier today (August 5) as director Benjamin Caron – who is helming the third and final episode of the season – declared on social media that filming had finished. Posting a picture on Instagram of a clapperboard from the set of the show, Caron wrote “It’s a WRAP on #sherlock series IV 2016”.

See the post below.

It’s a WRAP on #sherlock series IV 2016

A photo posted by Benjamin Caron (@benjamincaron) on

Filming for the new series had begun back in May, but, despite it having wrapped today, the fourth season of Sherlock will not air until January 2017.

It was recently announced that Dad’s Army and Marvellous actor Toby Jones had been cast as a villain for at least one episode of the new season.