Sherlock Holmes’s modern-day incarnation with a terrific Benedict Cumberbatch as the world’s favourite sleuth is about to resurface after a long wait. Officials have today revealed a new poster of the upcoming Sherlock, Series 4. It features the show’s main characters, with Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch) looking intense in a sharp suit, and his dear friend Watson (Martin Freeman) beside him, staring off into the distance.
To ardent fans of the show, the poster may feel like a nostalgic summing up of the duo’s relationship in a way: the show would be nothing without Sherlock and Watson’s frequent bickering as they aren’t always on the same page, but at the end of the day, the two always have each other’s back.
Back in January 2014, the show’s makers had announced that a fourth series of Sherlock was on the way. But it was not until this month that filming for the highly anticipated next season was reportedly concluded. However, while fans continue their arduous wait for the new Series to premiere, the showrunners continue to share and tease several looks at Sherlock, Series 4, which include a short trailer and an on-set picture. While the picture shared by Mark Gatiss gave us the first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in his widely acclaimed role, the teaser trailer conveyed a much darker, ominous feeling. In fact, word from Sherlock’s makers suggests that Sherlock, Series 4 will be well worth the long wait, where every character will be thrown into life-changing events.
Sherlock, Series 4 will premiere in January 2017 in the UK. It is rumoured that the new season will bring unexpected changes to the lives of its characters, like Mary Watson’s death, the resurfacing of Irene Adler into Holmes’s life, and the most jarring one, the demise of Sherlock Holmes himself. Alongside these, fans also hope to finally understand the significance of the show’s teaser at this year’s SDCC- “Thatcher,” “Smith,” “Sherrinford.” Fans can also rejoice as this will not be the last season of Sherlock as was previously speculated, with the makers having confirmed a fifth season.