It looks like the BBC’s Sherlock has locked down veteran actor Toby Jones as a villain in series four.

Jones has starred in the British series The Secret Agent and Detectorists, Fox’s series Wayward Pines, appeared in The Hunger Games, Captain America, Doctor Who, Agent Carter, and voiced Dobby the elf in the Harry Potter films. He’ll join the mystery drama in the second of its three new 90-minute episodes.

No details about the character Jones would be playing have been released, but co-creator, writer, and EP, Steven Moffat said:

“Delighted to have Toby Jones on board, bringing to life one of [Sir Arthur Conan] Doyle’s finest villains.”

Added producer and co-star Mark Gatiss:

“We’re thrilled to welcome one of the finest actors to the Sherlock family. I know Toby will embrace the part with true relish!”

While there are dozens of potential Sherlock villains Jones could be playing, one specific guess that matches the ‘finest villain’ description is Sebastian Moran. He first appeared in Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ and is the right-hand man of James Moriarty.

Season four of the Emmy-winning Sherlock will begin with Holmes back on British soil as Dr. Watson and his wife Mary prepare for parenthood. The series is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mart Gatiss and produced by Sue Vertue.

Episode one of Sherlock series 4 is currently completed with an air date of late 2016/early 2017.

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Amelia Wellman
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