Sherlock season 3 air date rumors, premiere spoilers: Filming of episode 3 continues in London

"Sherlock" season 3 may have a premiere date. An air date for the UK series has surfaced online, which states that the all new season will premiere January 1, 2014.

The premiere date was tweeted by Blogtor Who wrote: "Sherlock Series 3 Ep 1 is set in November and will air on Jan 1, 2014."

It is not clear whether the purported premiere date is for BBC in UK or PBS in the U.S.

Before Blogtor Who's tweet, the series was rumored to premiere in October this year as the date was listed on IMDB.

The show's producer, Sue Vertue, said that the date is just a 'place-holder' and not confirmed. She also did not deny any air dates that have been rumored. The season 2 finale of the series ended with Sherlock Holmes presumed dead, and the new title leaves fans wondering what happens to the detective.

Mark Gatiss, the actor who plays Mycfort Holmes, revealed earlier this year that episode 1 of the season 3 premiere will be titled "The Empty Hearse." . Episode 2 of season 3 will be titled "The Sign of Three" and episode 3, "His Last Vow."

"Sherlock" is still filming the middle of filming its third series and is set to conclude early September. Fans have reportedly flocked to the streets of London this week to watch the cast and crew film episode 3 of the latest series.

A teaser trailer was also released last month, which shows actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes, appearing to some of his friends in a 30-second clip.

"Sherlock" is a British television crime drama with a contemporary update to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The show was created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Six episodes have been produced so far. The first three episodes aired in 2010, and series 2 aired in 2012. Production for series 3 started in March 2013.

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