The sleuth at 221B Baker Street is returning to our TV screens on New Year’s Day. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s Sherlock, the updated version of Conan Doyle’s famous detective has been a huge success. And this series will be no different. The first episode to land will be The Six Thatchers with two more to follow. In anticipation for this new series of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the cast and creators have spoken a little more about what we can expect at a London screening of the first episode.
Here’s what they had to say about the tone of the show, via Deadline:
Along with the first [episode], the two follow-up feature-length episodes promise “laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases,” per the BBC and Masterpiece.
According to Deadline, at this year’s Comic-Con the cast said that this latest season of Sherlock would be their darkest yet. In addition to this, at the screening Cumberbatch also talked about how Sherlock himself is becoming “responsible for his actions.”
Cumberbatch continues in the article, saying:
But I think he understands that it’s a slow, slow process that began in the very first instance when he met John” and found the “needed missing part of the jigsaw that is him,” beginning a friendship that “has been a humanizing element all the way through.”
Furthermore, the question of whether Sherlock will continue was brought up back in April. Moffat and Gatiss previously stating that: “This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax.” However, this has since been denied. We never quite know with Moffat. Yet, the series is still attracting huge numbers. As well as this, Moffat will be leaving Doctor Who soon; does this mean we’ll be getting longer seasons of Sherlock?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Sherlock‘s new series will kick off on BBC ONE in the UK and on Masterpiece in the US.