Published On: Sun, Jul 24th, 2016

‘Sherlock’ season 4 trailer arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, new clues revealed

Benedict Cumberbatch wowed fans at SDCC with the new Doctor Strange trailer and then teased the return of BBC’s Sherlock with the first official trailer for season 4 today.

Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes announces that “Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty, maybe it’s not. But something’s coming.”

Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock season 4 close up photo

Cumberbatch’s Holmes: “Something is coming!”

Season four vows that “everything they know will be tested,” teasing an intense season with a ton of action. The footage reveals Toby Jones as cackling villain Culverton Smith and the return of Lindsay Duncan’s MP Lady Elizabeth Smallwood, last seen being blackmailed by Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) in series 3.

There’s a shot of Mary with a handgun, hinting that more of her secret(s)/secret past will be unearthed.

Will Andrew Scott’s Moriarty be back?

The Sherlock panel was Cumberbatch, Amanda Abbington, co-creators Mark Gatis and Steven Moffat  and producer Sue Vertue. Dr. Watson, Martin Freeman, was not a participant.

Cumberbatch described the season as “a real emotional rollercoaster” with Gatis jumping in to add that there will be “jokes.”

There was back and forth about future season and again it was Gatis chiming in: “We can exclusively reveal that there won’t be a fifth season … but there will be a sixth.”

Gatis and Moffat teased three names associated with season 4 (check out more insight on those links below): Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford.

There are a few screenshots below from this teaser.

Sherlock season 4 is set to premiere around the first of the year.

Toby jones as Culverton Smith Sherlock season 4 laughing Lindsay Duncan’s MP Lady Elizabeth Smallwood

Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson Sherlock season 4

Deadline’s analysis of the clues: “Fans of the original Holmes novels know that Sherrinford has particularly crucial importance. For one thing, it was the name Arthur Conan Doyle toyed with for his fictional detective before settling on Sherlock. For another, it was proposed by noted Sherlock Holmes scholar William S Baring-Gould and subsequently adopted by enthusiasts as the name of a hypothetical older Holmes brother. The idea being that the Holmes family, according to the original novels, were “country squires”, which means someone would have to be managing the family lands. With Sherlock and Mycroft both living in London, that job would have to go to someone else. It would seem that Sherlock will be incorporating that fan canon into the show in some form.”

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