Well it’s about time, BBC. That last time we had a proper season of Sherlock was in January of 2014. Two-and-a-half years ago! Sure production takes a long time when every episode is about the length of a feature film, but fans have been dying to see what’s coming next. BBC just dropped the first trailer for season 4. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:
When we last left our beloved detective in season 3, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) was fleeing the country after killing villain Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) to keep him from blackmailing Watson’s (Martin Freeman) wife Mary (Amanda Abbington). As he’s flying away to parts unknown, every TV screen in London receives a broadcast featuring Sherlock’s arch rival Moriarty. Moriarty is supposed to be dead. Really most sincerely dead. Is he? We still don’t know, but Sherlock isn’t going to let anything Moriarty-related go unchecked, so he turns the plane around and comes right back.
As for what to expect in season 4, well, that’s still rather vague. The trailer doesn’t tell us much other than Sherlock will be dealing with the Moriarty threat. Of course, that doesn’t mean Moriarty is back. Someone could be using him to mess with Sherlock. We do know that Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Captain America) is playing a new and dangerous villain. Then again, this is Sherlock, so all the villains are pretty dangerous. The most surprising moment from the trailer above is Mrs. Hudson kicking Sherlock out. What did you do, Sherlock?! WHAT DID YOU DO?! (Correction: A viewer pointed out that Mrs. Hudson was talking to Mycroft instead of Sherlock, which makes a lot more sense because, you know, Mycroft.)
Unfortunately, we’ll be waiting sometime into 2017 before we find out. BBC hasn’t revealed the exact date. We’re hoping for January, of course, but I guess we’ll just have to wait a little longer.
What do you think is going to happen in season 4? Tell us in the comments!
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