WATCH: New Sherlock trailer released and series return date confirmed
Sherlock has released a brand new trailer and confirmed its UK airdate in one swoop.
Following the conclusion of The Great British Bake Off on BBC One last night (Wednesday), the Beeb aired the trailer for another fan-favourite and enlightened us as to when it will air on television. Grab your diaries, folks, because Sherlock is returning on January 1, 2017.
The new trailer contains a mix of previously seen and unseen footage, as we dive headfirst into the Moriarty mystery hinted at in that whopping season three cliffhanger.
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“Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty. Maybe it’s not. But something is coming,” says Sherlock in a voiceover during the trailer. “Whatever’s coming, whatever he’s lined up, I’ll know when it begins.”
From there, we get a glimpse of several sets, including a swimming pool, a hospital and a dark and rainy forest. We meet Toby Jones as the much-hyped new Conan Doyle villain, laughing maniacally. Then there’s Molly shouting at Sherlock and Mycroft getting on completely the wrong side of Mrs Hudson, plus a car explosion – because that’s how serious dramas show they are serious.
The first episode of the new series will be called ‘The Six Thatchers’, while the second episode is called ‘The Dying Detective’ and will be the first to introduce Toby Jones.
Meanwhile Benedict Cumberbatch has teased fans by saying they will need a breather following the conclusion of series four.
He said: “First and foremost we have got a fourth series for people to watch and understand and when they watch it they might go ‘Oh yeah, maybe there does need to be a break now’ because of what happens in it. No spoilers!”
He also refused to rule out a fifth series of the much-loved adaptation, although admitted fans might have to wait quite a while for it.
He said: “I think there will be a lull. I don’t think it will be in a year and a half necessarily but we will wait and see and maybe it will be.”