Sherlock fans brace yourselves: the first official picture of Sherlock and Watson has been released


The first official picture for the new series of Sherlock has been released.

Fans can finally get a glimpse of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) as they will appear in series 4.

The first picture of Sherlock series 4 (BBC One)
The first picture of Sherlock series 4 (BBC One)

The new series is due to air in 2017 on BBC One.

Fans had varying reactions to the picture:

Some picked up on the small details:

A warning next time would be nice...

Mostly there was much excitement...

So far, there's not much known about what will unfold in series four.

The first teaser trailer released in July hinted at a few things, notably with quotes like "It's not a game".

Talking on BBC Breakfast recently, the show's creator and writer, Mark Gatiss, hinted: "We're very excited about it. I think it's the best one we've done, it's very big chewy stuff, meaty."

We CAN'T wait for 2017.