With San Diego Comic-Con 2015 underway, everyone’s favorite TV shows, comics, video games, and more are getting hyped up and news is being released. The BBC has finally released promotional materials for the long awaited return of their Sherlock miniseries. However, we still have a while to go– the three episode Season 4 won’t be here until 2017, but this Christmas there will be a Sherlock Christmas special set in the Victorian Era! It’s not a part of the regular plotline according to creator Steven Moffat, but it’s sure to be just as quality! (PBS has posted an exclusive teaser here.) John Watson is rocking the mustache (complete with curls) while Sherlock appears to have lost his signature curls.
December is still quite a ways away though. Until then, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Mark Gatiss (who play Jim Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, and Mycroft Holmes) have released a brief and silly message for all the fans.
So get excited Sherlockians, but not too excited because we still have 2 more years until we get to see the dynamic duo take on… who even knows?
Last we saw, Sherlock was being sent on a highly dangerous mission in Eastern Europe after disobeying Mycroft (and presumably the entire UK government) and proceeding to shoot Charles Augustus Magnussen, the businessman and master blackmailer. However, a reappearance of our favorite (and apparently the world’s only) “consulting criminal”, Jim Moriarty prompted Sherlock’s return without punishment. Moriarty’s smug face is plastered across every TV screen in Britain it seems, with the ominous message, “Did you miss me?”. We did see Moriarty shoot himself fatally at the end of Season 2, but who knows? Perhaps someone has taken over his empire…
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The game is on.