When is ‘Sherlock’ Season 4? Air date, trailers and more

Attention, Cumberfans! Once again, a new season of Sherlock is nearly upon us, so grab your deerstalker and get ready to solve some crime.

Sherlock has already been confirmed for a fifth series, but we’re still waiting for series four to kick off. To help wile away the days before the new series airs, here’s a handy round-up of the key information you need to know.

When is Sherlock Series 4

The bad news is that we don’t have a definitive air date for Sherlock season four. We know that it’s coming to the UK via the BBC in 2017, but little else. We also know that it’s coming to the US in 2017 too, but on PBS instead – and probably a little later than the UK airing.

Fortunately, the BBC is a creature of habit, so we can make a good guess. Based on previous Sherlock airing dates, we’d (tentatively) suggest the following:

  • Episode 1 – January 1, 2017
  • Episode 2 – January 8, 2017
  • Episode 3 – January 15, 2017

Filming for the new series began on April 4, 2016, and is scheduled to last until early August. In May this year, it was announced that Toby Jones had been cast as a villain in the new series. Jones will play a character from the original Arthur Conan Doyle books, but exactly who Holmes and Watson will be facing off against remains a mystery.

Sherlock Series 4 Trailers

Thanks to San Diego Comic-con 2016, we’ve already caught a glimpse of what to expect from Sherlock season four. Here’s the official first look trailer:

A short comedy skit was also released alongside the trailer. Check it out:

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