Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has confirmed a start date for filming of the second series.
It was first announced last August that the detective drama, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as a modern-day Holmes and Watson, will return for three more 90-minute stories later this year.
In a new Twitter post, Gatiss wrote: “For those kindly asking, we start shooting the new series of Sherlock in May and will be back on TV in the Autumn.”
Back in October, co-producer Steven Moffat implied that the second run will introduce Holmes’s love interest Irene Adler and depict the great detective’s battle with his nemesis Mortiarty (Andrew Scott) at Reichenbach Falls.
Martin Freeman recently revealed that he was almost forced to turn down a role in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit to film the new episodes.