The good news is that filming for the latest season of BBC’s Sherlock is underway in London.
The bad news is that fans of the hit show will have to wait until Christmas for a special episode then the actual airing of the new season won’t premiere until 2016. The delay is reportedly due to the busy schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The past seasons aired first in the United Kingdom then, after a lag time, aired in the United States on PBS. According to idigitaltimes.com, the lag will be much shorter with the new season.
Cast members in vintage costumes have been spotted around various locations around the city, giving rise to rumors that at least part of the show will take place in a different time period than the present day setting.
Writer and executive producer Stephan Moffat, told IGN female characters will be given more “face time” in the new season. While Moffat conceded that series regulars Molly (Louise Brealey) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) will have an increase in on-screen time, he declined to speculate on the romantic interests in Sherlock (Cumberbatch) and Watson’s (Freeman) storylines.
Moffat also teased, but wouldn’t confirm, the adding of another member of the Holmes family. Rumors abound that actor Tom Hiddleston will play the part.
Further, Moffat confessed to the forthcoming season will take on a darker, devastating turn though he didn’t specify what that would entail.
Finally, fans will be delighted to know that there are plans for additional seasons.