Shooting for Sherlock, Season 4 Begins
Email share

Filming has begun for the fourth season of Sherlock, the award-winning hit drama on MASTERPIECE on PBS produced by Hartswood Films and BBC Wales in coproduction with MASTERPIECE. 

Sherlock will return to screens with three brand-new episodes promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and some extraordinary adventures.

Season four begins with the nation’s favorite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.

Benedict Cumberbatch said 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.”

Co-creators, writers and executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss say: “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 and it’s about to reach its climax.”

Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of MASTERPIECE on PBS says, “This is the kind of news that has our audience cheering. Along with our millions of fans, I can’t wait to see what the boys do next.”

Sue Vertue, Executive Producer, 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!”

The first of the three feature length episodes will be directed by Rachel Talalay, who has worked as a director, producer, and professor in film and television for more than 25 years having previously directed Doctor Who, The Flash and The Wind In The Willows.

Sherlock is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir ArthurConan Doyle. Sherlock is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, MarkGatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eatonfor MASTERPIECE.
The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016.MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is Executive Producer. Fundingfor the series is provided by Viking River Cruises and Audible with additional support from publictelevision viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known forpresenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark,Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
For photos, go to
MASTERPIECE Press Contacts
Ellen Dockser,, 617-300-5338
Laura Garvey,, 617-300-5342