'Sherlock' season 4 premiere spoilers: first look has arrived


Filming for “Sherlock” season 4 may still be at its tail end but the series was already able to release a teaser; while the video is rather peculiar, it is highly suitable for the show’s return.

The clip, which is only a minute and a half long, hints at what could be the first few moments of the thriller since capping season 3 back in 2014. While the video is a mumbo jumbo of everything, one thing is sure Andrew Scott’s Moriarty will be a pivotal piece in the overall arc of the installment. And this is regardless of whether he makes an appearance in the flesh or via some sort of way that can only be concocted in Sherlock’s world. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the titular role, is seemingly out of his element looking distant and even lost. Interestingly, while Martin Freeman’s John Watson can be seen in trailer, it appears that there is some scarcity when it comes to scenes featuring him and his snappy detective pal together.

Nothing is confirmed yet with regard to the upcoming season of the hit British TV series. But based on the teaser alone, “Sherlock” may feature roller-coaster events which can lead to revelations about the detective’s personal being.

Cumberbatch has already hinted that “Sherlock” season 4 will have a huge turn in the narrative, offering something that fans have not seen in the three seasons of the show. The Academy Award nominee even declared that his small screen project is somewhat “stranger” than the already trippy “Doctor Strange” movie that he is also headlining.

“Strange is fully humanised. He does seek control through the perfection of his work. He’s a workaholic, but he does have emotional ties and relationships,” Cumberbatch weighed in front of a flock of fans in attendance at the recently held San Diego Comic-Con.

“He’s a man of the sensory world, and Sherlock certainly is trying to curtail those appetites to concentrate on being the best consulting detective in the world. And culturally they’re utterly different,” Cumberbatch added. “One’s very English, one’s very American.”

“Doctor Strange” is scheduled to have its theatrical release on Nov. 4. “Sherlock” season 4, on the other hand, has no official premiere date yet but new episodes can be expected to air sometime in January 2017.