Elementary! Sherlock returns for fourth season plus Christmas special


The official BBC One Twitter account had a surprise for fans of its hit show Sherlock Wednesday with a tease that the oft-delayed series about a modern Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick John Watson will be returning.

The quote refers to Holmes’ arch-enemy Moriarty, who ended last season plastered across every television screen in-show saying the same thing. Will the special episode focus on Moriarty? Or is that too “expected” to qualify, as the follow-up BBC One tweet hints at:

Whatever the case, it seems as if the flashy and popular show (with fans on both sides of the pond and all over the globe will) be returning after a shorter time than originally expected. Originally created by Steven Moffat (Dr. Who) and Mark Gattis (who also plays Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft), the first season aired in 2010 with a two-year break before season two, and another until season three aired in 2014, becoming the UK’s most watched drama series since 2001.

With both lead stars’ finding a ton of work in the movies lately, it’s a miracle that Sherlock is happening at all, let alone coming within the two-year timeline of season releases. We’re looking forward to revisiting 221b Baker Street for the 2015 holiday special and the coming new season.

  • NaSty

    Cant wait…this show is pretty amazing

  • http://www.feastofbeast.com DJBabyBuster

    Best news I’ve heard

  • lucascott

    Fans already knew that the show is coming back. And already knew there was talk of a one off season 3.5 special before a full season. So this really isn’t news.

    Give a firm date and that would be news.

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