This should be the last trailer I share from San Diego Comic Con 2016, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. Yet it’s the first trailer that’s not from Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment, but again, that doesn’t make it any less exciting. It’s also the second trailer in a row featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, which does always makes it very exciting!
On SDCC’s final day, BBC revealed their trailer for Sherlock Season 4, airing in the States on January 2017.
Things have certainly been amped-up to 11! “The game is afoot” would be the normal Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) expression, but as this Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) reminds us, “For Christ’s Sake, Sherlock, it’s not a game!”
More cinematic, with an obviously higher budget (helicopters and special effects galore!), the intensity has also increased with a trailer that promises to threaten the lives of all the characters we’ve grown to love over the (many) years.Sherlock and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), the greatest duo on the BBC, are back in action, facing a brand new villain played by Tony Jones and perhaps… Moriarty (Andrew Scott)? Moriarty, Sherlock’s greatest foe was killed at the end of the 2nd Season, but at the end of the 3rd Season we learned he could be back? Then again last year’s Christmas Special, The Abominable Bride, involved Sherlock coming to terms with the fact that his greatest foe cannot be back after witnessing Moriarty blow his brains out. So is he?Something is Coming… it may or may not be Moriarty, but we do know to expect Toby Jones! Jones is a fantastic actor and will make a formidable opponent for clever Sherlock, but what’s most interesting to me is that Jones would have made a perfect (if more conventional) Moriarty.
The game is… wait, it’s not a game? Something is coming then, I suppose, and it may or may not be a 4th Season of Sherlock!