First Image: Benedict Cumberbatch In ‘Sherlock’ Season 4

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BBC OneBBC One has released a first look image from the upcoming fourth season of Sherlock.

The image in question shows lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch in character as Sherlock Holmes as he consults a canine companion. The BBC said the image come from the first episode from season four.

Sherlock‘s three episode fourth season, which is expected to premiere early next year, opens with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back on British soil. Meanwhile, Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge: becoming parents for the first time. Executive Producer Steven Moffatt recently revealed to The Telegraph that this might be the final season, saying that it “absolutely could be” the show’s swan song.

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, Una Stubbs and Amanda Abbington. Toby Jones is set to guest star in season four.

Check out the first look image below:

Sherlock - S4