Fans have patiently waited for the next season of Sherlock. Luckily, there was the 2015 Christmas special, “The Abominable Bride,” last year to tide them over. But now, BBC‘s Sherlock is finally slated to return for its highly anticipated fourth season early next year. You can check out the latest trailer for the upcoming season in the player below.
Based on the new trailer, it appears this season is about to take some very dark turns. Granted, previous seasons of the show could get pretty dark, it looks like this could be even more darker and foreboding. There’s also footage of actor Toby Jones, who is supposed to play an existing character from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. However, who this character Jones is playing is still a mystery. It looks like all the major supporting players from previous episodes are back as well.
The new season will debut on January 1 in the UK on the BBC. It will then premiere on PBS’ Masterpiece later this year. The premiere episode is called “The Six Thatchers.” The long gaps between seasons make it difficult to wait for new episodes of Sherlock, but hopefully, the new season will deliver some great new adventures for the characters.