Published On: Wed, May 20th, 2015

Steven Moffat talks ‘Sherock’ season 4 details, humor and ‘consequences’

With a standalone episode due at Christmas, BBC’s Sherlock is soon to begin production on their fourth season. Co-creator Steven Moffat talks with EW about the show, some details fans have missed and promised more humor and “consequences” for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s popular duo.

“There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked. There’s one thing that no one has really brought up,” Moffat shared. “It’s not that we’re being clever. We never know. Sometimes people go mad for one thing we think is quite trivial and completely ignore something we think is standing right in front of you.”

Moffat revealed that the upcoming storyline will be a little more loose, more fun.

“The missing element in a lot of Sherlock Holmes adaptations is allowing it to be funny,” Moffat explained. “There’s a lot of humor in Sherlock Holmes, and it’s ignored in a lot of adaptations.”

Sherlock banner Benedict Cumberbatch Martin FreemanSteven Moffat further summed up the theme of “[Season 4] is going to be… I suppose you’d say… consequences. It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways-obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that-but there’s a sense of… things… coming back to bite you. It’s not a safe, sensible way to live. It’s hilarious and exhilarating some days, but some days it’s going to be bloody frightening.”

All that said, how does Moffat expect fans to react: “Hmmm… desperate for series 5. We’re certainly going to put them through the mill. It’s going to be more of an emotional upheaval. Hopefully enjoyable and fun, all the things Sherlock must always be. It will be tough at times. Maybe that’s the word? A tougher series.”

Check out the full interview here

Sherlock season 4 will arrive in 2016.

Benedict Cumberbatch Andrew Scott Sherlock season 2 finale photo

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