Straight from finishing his gig in a little film known as Doctor Strange, one of the Internet’s British beaux, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been spotted filming his latest project — the brand new season of BBC’s Sherlock.

In the photos posted by PerksOfBeingAFanboy on Twitter, Cumberbatch and fellow Marvel/fellow Hobbit alum Martin Freeman can be seen on set sharing a laugh together with co-star (and Freeman’s real-life wife) Amanda Abbington. Fans seem to be particularly excited about the baby strapped to Watson’s chest — a godchild for Sherlock, perchance? You can check out the photos below:

 

Sherlock, Watson carrying baby and Mary Season 4

Benedict Cumberbatch on set of Sherlock Season 4

Sherlock, Watson and baby, Mary and dog

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on set of Sherlock Season 4

 

The acclaimed drama will hit British and American television screens sometime next year. Before that, we deduce the actors will have a busy year ahead with the release of Captain America: Civil War next month and Doctor Strange in November.

An official press release was revealed by the BBC including more details about the new season:

“[Series four] begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest ever challenge – becoming parents for the first time.”

Will you be watching? What predictions do you have for the new season?

 

Images: BBC (in cooperation with WENN)