BY NATALIE CORNER
4 May, 2016
Sherlock 's squad might be growing if these set pictures are anything to go by.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch - who plays the titular character - was spotted filming new scenes for the next series of the drama alongside a dog.
The bloodhound looked very professional and calm as it was kept on a lead held by the Dr Strange star.
Benedict seemed thrilled to have the animal on set and spent time petting it in between takes.
Unfortunately we're going to have to wait until Christmas before we find out what role the four-legged best friend will have.
Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson, was also on set alongside his co-star and spent time coo-ing over a baby.
It's not known whether the young tot was in scenes with John but according to Digital Spy the baby could play a big role.
Watson's wife Mary, played by Martin's actual wife Amanda Abbington, was pregnant in the last series so perhaps she gives birth.
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