The BBC have confirmed that Toby Jones will be joining the cast of Sherlock in the forthcoming series.
The actor, who has appeared in such films as Dad’s Army, The Hunger Games and Captain America, will be making an appearance in the second episode of series four, which has started filming today (Monday 16th May).
Speaking of his latest role, Jones said: “I’m excited and intrigued by the character I shall be playing in Sherlock…” Meanwhile, the show’s co-creator Steven Moffat cryptically revealed that he was “”Delighted to have [Jones] on board, bringing to life one of Doyle’s finest villains…”
The as-yet-untitled episode will be directed by Nick Hurran, and will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson.
Sherlock is expected to return to our screens in early 2017. Watch the trailer for this year’s Christmas special below.