First female director for Sherlock

Sherlock and Watson specialThe first episode of the upcoming season of Sherlock will be directed by Rachel Talalay.

Filming for the fourth season of BBC’s Sherlock has begun. The immensely popular modern day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories will be returning for a fourth season of three feature-length episodes. The first of these will be directed by Rachel Talalay, according to a report by Variety.

Talalay has had a career in film and television for more than 25 years, working as a director, producer, and professor. Her television credits include Doctor Who, The Flash, and The Wind in the Willowswhile her film credits include Tank Girl and Ghost in the Machine.

According to Variety, season 4 will begin with Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) back home in Britain while Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for the challenge of parenthood.

Sherlock star Cumberbatch expressed his excitement about the new season. He said that he was, “genuinely thrilled to be back filming Sherlock with all the cast and crew. I can’t wait for everyone to see season four. But you will have to wait… though not for long… And it will be worth it.”

Showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss had this to say about the new season:

“Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street — and it always feels like coming home. Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…”

Sue Vertue, the producer of the show, added, “It’s taken a while to gather everyone together for season four, but I can confidently say I think it will be well worth the wait.”

The last we saw of Sherlock was in the Christmas special, The Abominable Bride, which aired on New Year’s Day this year.

And now, the wait for season four begins.

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