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New SHERLOCK Series 4 Trailer Has Us More Worried Than Ever

We’ve been concerned ever since the first trailer of the upcoming season of Sherlock came out back in July. Not concern for whether or not it’s going to be a good season (because come on, it’s Sherlock. They’re all amazing) but rather, concern for the characters we’ve gotten to know and love along the way. The Comic Con footage seemed to be setting up some rather dark things ahead with consequences more dire than ever before. The footage in the new trailer seems to amplify those concerns even more.

What’s immediately clear is that almost everyone Sherlock holds dear (whether he admits it or not) will find themselves, at some point, in fearful situations. Watson and his Holmes Boyz [I immediately apologize for that name] appear to be held captive in what looks to be an underground facility and perhaps have to figure their way out of it. Watson, Mycroft, and Sherlock all seem relatively calm when he says “I love you” to camera, so that could be the answer to a question that allows them to move onto another riddle or get released.

What’s noticeably absent from this footage is any glimpse of Andrew Scott’s Moriarty, which strikes us as odd considering how prominent it was in the Comic Con teaser. Is Moriarty’s work finished? Will Toby Jones play a part in continuing said work? It’s all still unclear. What is known, however, is that Jones will be playing Culverton Smith, a character from the Holmes tale The Adventure of the Dying Detective. Saving any spoilers, that story would make for a decent BBC Sherlock tale but we’d want so much more from an actor like Jones. With how unkempt Sherlock appears in some shots, it does make us wonder if at least some elements of The Adventure of the Dying Detective are in there…but we’re really hoping Jones gets intertwined with the Moriarty throughline.

What are your theories about Sherlock series 4? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

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