The release date for Sherlock series 4 — January 1, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Sherlock Series 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. PBS has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 1, 2017.
Series information and cast
BBC One`s masterpiece modern take on the Conan Doyle detective classic, Sherlock has become a cult show since its debut in 2010. It is created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, written by Gatiss, Moffat and Stephen Thompson and executive produced by Gatiss, Moffat and Beryl Vertue. The series has been on the air for three series and a special on BBC One and PBS, with the fourth season currently in the works.
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the eccentric modern-day Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman is Dr. John Watson. Holmes investigates mysterious cases in London with assistance from Afghanistan veteran Watson. The stories are loosely based on Conan Doyle`s classics. Among the cast members are Unas Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson), Rupert Graves (DI Lestrade), Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes) and Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty).
Critical reception and renewal
The critical reception has been extremely positive, with practically all aspects of the production, such as brilliant writing, witty acting and talented directing, highly praised and receiving numerous awards throughout the course of the series run. Among Sherlock`s accolades are BAFTAs, Emmys and a Golden Globe. The ratings on review aggregator websites are excellent – 9.3/10 on IMDb and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes only emphasize the universal acclaim that Sherlock is enjoying. The series was renewed for a fourth series, which is currently in production, and, as Martin Freeman has indicated recently, will land around Christmas 2016. Moffat and Gatiss have additionally mentioned that the writers have developed plots for a potential fifth series, which must have fans very excited in anticipation. We will be sure to keep you updated on Sherlock series 4 release date.
UPDATED July 26, 2016: Everything they know will be tested. That`s what one of the tag lines in the teaser trailer revealed at the San Diego Comic-Co last week reads. From the trailer we can discern significantly more action scenes than usual in Sherlock series 4, as well as the fact that, as Cumberbatch himself has admitted, it is “a real emotional roller coaster”. In an unofficial statement co-creators Mark Gatis and Steven Moffat have hinted that it is unlikely that season 4 will be the last one for the series, which is a consolation, albeit unconfirmed. Sign up and we`ll be sure to bring you the release date for Sherlock series 4 as soon as it is announced.
UPDATED October 27, 2016: We honestly cannot think of a better way to start a new year than by watching a series 4 premiere of Sherlock. This year viewers on both sides of the pond will get an amazing first-ever opportunity to enjoy the launch of the three-episode series simultaneously. Let`s reiterate, just because this wonderful piece of news was so anticipated by the fans - on January 1, 2017 both BBC One and PBS` Masterpiece network will begin airing the fourth season of the cult Sherlock series with the premiere episode titled “The Six Thatchers”. The thrilling trailer confirms the creators` previous promises – the upcoming installment is supposed to be the darkest yet. There have been hints from Cumberbatch and Moffat that this installment may be the last for the series, or that at least a long break is ahead, but that`s just too painful to imagine, so we are not planning to panic before any official announcements are made to that regard. Meanwhile, sign up for our automatic updates, and we`ll drop you a reminder one day before the premiere (as if you could forget).
Sherlock Series 4 Trailer