First Image: ‘Sherlock’ Season 3

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BBC One has released the first image (see below) from the upcoming third season of their hit drama series Sherlock.

Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock was developed for television by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and is described as a modern take on the Holmes stories. The drama series focusses on Holmes and Watson as they consult on cases, usually for the Metropolitan Police Service. Sherlock is produced by Hartswood Films and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs. The show’s third season, which again comprises 3 feature length episodes, is currently scheduled to air on BBC One in late December/early January and will begin airing on PBS in the United States on Sunday January 19th at 10/9c. Season three is poised to pick up from the season two finale in which Sherlock apparently committed suicide by jumping off of the roof of a building in Central London.

“It’s been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof – it’s time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement”, said Steven Moffat, executive producer, writer and co-creator of Sherlock.

While fellow executive producer, writer and co-creator Mark Gatiss added: “Sherlock and John Watson are back at last! And they’re just where we want them – on the streets of London having mad, thrilling adventures.”

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