Sherlock season 4 may be the last
Sherlock fans are among the most devoted, yet they seem to have a grueling time of things. Over course of 6 years the BBC series has consisted of a mere ten episodes running at 90 minute each, with at least a two year wait between seasons. This is mainly due to the scheduling challenges for it’s popular lead actors and producers, so as disheartening as it may be, it likely comes as little surprise that the next season may very well be the last. Due to this, it sounds as if they’ve made the season four finale feel as complete as they could.
“It might be the end of an era. It feels like the end of an era, to be honest. It goes to a place where it will be pretty hard to follow on immediately. We never say never on the show. I’d love to revisit it, I’d love to keep revisiting it, I stand by that, but in the immediate future we all have things that we want to crack on with and we’ve made something very complete as it is, so I think we’ll just wait and see.” star Benedict Cumberbatch revealed in a recent interview with British GQ.
Although a new season is forthcoming, fans have precious little to go off regarding what to expect. It’s been disclosed that there will be three episodes in the season and that the first two will be titled “The Six Thatchers” and “The Lying Detective.” Additionally, Toby Jones has been confirmed to be playing a villain from the novels. “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 terrorized Sherlock’s mind. It’s fear that lives on.” Cumberbatch told Collider. Furthermore, the ominous season four trailer teases the possible return of Jim Moriarty.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Amanda Abbington will all return for series four of Sherlock, which is scheduled to return in early 2017.
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H/T: British GQ, Collider