The BBC has released the first official publicity photography from the eagerly awaited third series of Sherlock.
Warning: spoiler alert!
The BBC says of season three: "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."
The show's executive producer, writer and co-creator, Steven Moffat, said: "It's been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof - it's time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement."
Executive producer, writer and co-creator Gatiss added: "Sherlock and John Watson are back at last! And they're just where we want them - on the streets of London having mad, thrilling adventures."
The BBC has yet to announce the return date for Sherlock.