FIRST LOOK: Sherlock series 3

January is probably the most depressing month of the year. The weather is terrible, your bank account has been depleted and you’re desperately trying to lose the pounds you put on over Christmas.

But fear not – because at least Sherlock is reported to be returning on New Years Day and we’ll finally find out how he jumped from that roof and lived to tell the tale!

To get us all in the mood, the BBC have released the first image for the upcoming series and as you can see Dr Watson (The Hobbit star Martin Freeman) mourning for his lost friend Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch).

We get the feeling he won’t be in mourning for too much longer!

Here’s the BBC’s official announcement: “The question on everyone’s lips will finally be answered when Sherlock returns with three brand-new action-packed adventures. How did he do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death? What will Sherlock think when he finds out John has fallen in love with Mary Morstan? She’s sensible, quick-witted and not at all taken in by Sherlock’s posturing. Once again, the game is on for Sherlock and John in the first episode of the new series, The Empty Hearse, written by Mark Gatiss.”

Sherlock is expected (but still not confirmed) to return on January 1.



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