Sherlock Series Four News: Nothing We Don’t Already Know

Last week was hard for a lot of us.  But let’s regroup and talk about something positive!

So, we know the (probable) Christmas episode of Sherlock will be set in victorian times, as evidenced by the photo below:

Soooo Dapper!!!

But now we have word from Moffat via an interview with Entertainment Weekly (and excerpted on The Mary Sue ( that it’s going to be dark but with a touch of humor, and will probably leave us wanting series 5 immediately.  Quoth the Moffat:

[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.

In addition (as noted on EW), Moffat says there’s something “no one has talked about before” that needs to be resolved this season.

While The Mary Sue thinks a certain character will probably survive, any speculation on what else Moffat and Gatiss have up their sleeves?  What do you think that one thing is (is it me marrying Benedict, because I am more than happy to resolve that!)  I have to take down a show today, but never fear!  I’ll read your theories and think on them (and probably comment as I don’t have a lot going on right now.)

Also!!  Wolf Hall premiers on PBS next week!  Who else is with me on this one??

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21 Responses to Sherlock Series Four News: Nothing We Don’t Already Know

  1. catweazle says:

    I think the thing is that chickens will literally come to roost at 221B and the season 5 will be all about Sherlock and John becoming chicken farmers.

  2. old man fatima says:

    I just hope that the Christmas episode will be based on The Speckled Band, because it is everyone’s (my) favourite SH book and fans all over the world (just me) have been god damned DEMANDING it since the show first aired! I know it won’t happen in the regular story line because they referenced it once when talking about their previous cases, but if we’re travelling the boys back in time, then where they stand case-wise in modern days really doesn’t matter, does it? Moffat, I supported you and your (sometimes questionable) vision throughout your time Sherlock and Doctor Who, even when other fans doubted and attacked you. You owe me The Speckled Band. It’s all I ask.

    • catweazle says:

      I want them to do The Lion’s Mane because that whole story is like “Oh no this guy died in a really weird way, let’s spend a bunch of time investigating people in this seaside town” and then it turns out he just got stung by a sea creature so the entire story was pointless.

    • Dangbattleship says:

      Yes YES they owe us the speckled band! It needs to happen but at the same time I know I’ll get annoyed if they mess with it too much.

  3. summerestherson says:


  4. old man fatima says:

    Speaking of historical dramas, did anyone else watch the Netflix Original Program Marco Polo? I hate that we only get to see non-Western cultures through the eyes of white dudes, but I guess I can accept it since that is literally all Marco Polo is famous for. I’d much rather skip all of the nonsense about MP learning kung fu (huh?) and falling in love, and just have a show about Kublai Khan and the Yuan dynasty, because holy moly are they ever interesting! Still,, handsome guys on horses and great costumes and a few strong females to round it out, will likely watch season 2.

    • Sota says:

      Pretty sure he’s also famous for the pool game.

    • martinmegz says:

      I only watched one episode of Marco Polo and never went back to it. But speaking of Netflix Original Dramas…. has anyone watched Bloodline? I watched the first four episodes this weekend and while the show is a little slow for my taste, it’s pretty intriguing and I find myself wanting to talk about it with people.

  5. Commentatrix says:

    I watched the first half of Atonement on TV a few nights ago because library sex, but couldn’t help thinking how just a few years ago Cumby was just some creepy bit role player. Now he is a leading man with several celebrity nicknames. Life!

    • catweazle says:

      I caught The Other Boleyn Girl on TV recently and it has both baby Cumberbatch AND Eddie Redmayne as love interests for Scarlett Johansson and just as in the recent awards season, Eddie came away with the prize.

      • artdorkgirl says:

        I LOVE seeing baby Benny in movies that I’d forgotten he was in. But nothing in the world will make me watch The Other Boleyn Girl again.

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