What time will Sherlock return on New Year’s Day?
The broadcast time of the new Sherlock series on New Year’s Day has been revealed.
Fans have been looking forward to this moment basically since season three ended nearly two years ago. Fortunately, the wait is nearly over. According to digiguide.tv, the eagerly awaited fourth season will begin at 8.30pm on New Year’s Day. We might even be over our NYE hangovers by then.
We last saw Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman’s John Watson on New Year’s Day 2016 during the Christmas Special ‘The Abominable Bride’. While the episode was largely set in Sherlock’s ‘mind palace’ – which looked a lot like Victorian England – we did learn something vital at the end. Sherlock believes that others are carrying out Moriarty’s plans after his death is season two.
Presumably, season four will pick up from this point – but everyone involved has been tight-lipped so far. One thing we do know is that this season will be three more episodes and the first two are titled “The Six Thatchers” and “The Dying Detective”.
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.”
Watch the trailer here:
— Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) October 26, 2016