Sherlock Season 4 Release Date: The official Twitter account for the BBC series has just revealed that Sherlock season 4 would return on January 1, 2017, along with a picture that is supposed to be a hint of a kind about the first episode called “The Six Thatchers.” Alongside the release date announcement, a new teaser trailer for the upcoming series was also revealed.
— Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) October 26, 2016
Last month, the first three titles of the show were officially released last month. Sherlock Season 4 will feature three episodes like its previous seasons. The second episode is titled “The Lying Detective” and the third episode remains a mystery.
Darkest Season Yet!
A couple of weeks back there was a rumour that Sherlock season 4 was not premiering on BBC. But Steven Moffat dismissed the news, saying: “We have had offers. That’s not what it’s about. It should never be about that”. As per IGN, co-creator Steven Moffat had previously mentioned this could be the last season of the beloved series. And Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary in the show, John Watson’s wife, had forewarned fans San Diego Comic-Con that Sherlock season 4 is going to be very dark.
Moriarty to Reappear?
Sherlock Season 3 ended in 2014, and to recall, at the end Moriarty had reappeared. At San Diego Comic-Con, Benedict Cumberbatch and showrunners Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat talked about the importance of Moriarty’s character that will help shape this season.
“I think it’s the first time he really meets his match, and it’s scarred him. It’s a nemesis, and nemeses play large in your psychology. They’re not just physical entities who are actually present. It’s about the fear of them. And I think that’s why Moriarty really succeeds. He’s terrorised Sherlock’s mind. It’s fear that lives on,” Cumberbatch said. At the Comic-Con Moffat confirmed that all three episodes of season four would be based on Doyle’s original stories.
Sherlock season 4 premieres on January 1, 2017 on BBC.