The Sherlock team is amazing; they know how to play the waiting and giving game better than anyone else. The Abominable Bride, played during this year’s festival was simply magnificent, all 90 minutes of it kept us on our toes asking and wanting for more.
Well, we have some information about the coming Sherlock’s season 4, and we are glad to pass it on to you.
When will it start?
There is no valid information about dates and times, but we have our own hypothesis: the premier of the first episode of the fourth Sherlock series will be shown on January 01, 2017, which will be a Sunday.
What will Sherlock do this time around?
We are not sure which of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories will be part of the new series. During the summer, before filming started on the past two series, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat made some teasing remarks about the contents of the series to come (“Fall/Woman/Hound” for number two and “Bow/Rat/Wedding” for number three). If they follow their teasing pattern as before, we should be getting another series of three words sometime in August.
Series three was light and relaxed, but we have heard that series four is sinister and dark, and John and Sherlock will be forced into turmoil of emotions, facing consequences of their actions and deeds.
The new villain, who is he?
Magnussen and Moriarty are supposed to be out and done with, so where is all the acid and evil going to come from? Well, in May, Toby Jones was announced as the actor for the new villain.
There has been no formal information, but we were able to find a new entry in Toby Jone’s CV, a little indiscretion on his part, and a great hit for us. He will be playing Culverton Smith, which leads us to believe that the second episode will have something to do with “The Dying Detective” story.
According to it, Smith wants to murder Sherlock with exotic tropical diseases. As usual, Sherlock has come up with tricky ways to win the day.
We have also heard about another addition to the fourth series, Sacha Dhawan. He will be playing a new character called AJ, but we have yet to find out what he does in the film or why he does it.
Is this the last one?
It is possible, but we do not believe so. Moffat’s comments about this question are also vague and undefined. He said that they would like to keep the series going, but he is hardly the person to make this decision.
Both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch have said that even though their schedules are pretty tight, they will continue with the show all the way to the end. They are in for as long as it is necessary.