'Sherlock' season 4 news: Series confirmed to have new season

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After a one-year hiatus, it was finally announced that the British crime drama, “Sherlock,” will return for a fourth season.

Apparently, the creators of “Sherlock” are ecstatic about the comeback of the hit TV series that is set to have three more episodes for its series 4, excluding the New Year’s Day Special.

Co-creator, writer, and producer Mark Gatiss exclaimed on a recent interview with PBS:  “Series Four! At last! It’s always special to return to Sherlock but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing … a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before …The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on – again!” 

When asked about the special episode, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” prior to its premiere on New Year’s Day 2016, lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch claimed to Telegraph that his character is a “meritocracy.”

He further added, “In the sense that he’s a man slightly out of his time, to put him back in the era that he’s written in is a joy. Things I tried to impose a little on the modern version ? his physicality, his stature ? are done by the costumes: the collars, the deerstalkers and cape. It’s a delight.”

Another statement released by Cumberbatch to the Radio Times declared that he is not leaving his character in the near future, and that he looks forward to continuing the series with Martin Freeman as his side-kick, Dr. John Watson.

“I’m still enjoying it,” Cumberbatch said. “We’ll see how the next series goes, but I’d love to keep ageing with him.”

From the third season finale, numerous encounters have challenged the all-knowing Sherlock Holmes alongside his loyal assistant Watson. The latest competition on the detective’s sleeves has been dealt with in his fierce and bloody encounter with his arch nemesis Charles Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen).

Another spoiler was revealed in the last few minutes of season 3’s finale when a “Did you miss me?” message kept “Sherlock” viewers off their feet for a good whole year. It appears as though the audience will be seeing the detective’s rival, Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), once again in the fourth season. Isn’t it about time this nerve-racking plot twist gets sorted?

The audience can only hope that the much-awaited “Sherlock” season 4 gives all the untold answers to the previous season’s cliffhanger finale.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” will be shown in select theaters in the U.S. on Jan. 5 and 6. The date for season 4 has yet to be announced.