Benedict Cumberbatch plays detective Sherlock Holmes in BBC's 'Sherlock.' (Photo courtesy of BBC)

'Sherlock' Releases Season Four Trailer at Comic Con


JULY 25, 2016

Jakarta. The first teaser trailer for season four of BBC's highly popular detective show "Sherlock," was released at the San Diego Comic Con festival in California, United States, on Saturday (23/07).

The trailer hints at a much darker storyline insinuating that an old enemy may return as the trailer reads, "Everything they know will be tested. Everyone they know is under threat."

The trailer also reads, “Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty. Maybe it’s not.”

By the end of the third season, the audience learns that Sherlock Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, returned to the United Kingdom after James Moriarty took over broadcasting in the country. However, Moriarty was found dead by the show's 2016 special episode "The Abominable Bride." Nevertheless, actor Andrew Scott made an appearance in the trailer for the fourth season.

Toby Jones, who is set to join the show's fourth season, also made an appearance as one of Arthur Conan Doyle's villains in the trailer.

Stars Cumberbatch and Amanda Abbington attend the show's Comic Con panel with co-creators Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and producer Sue Vertue. Despite the show's popularity, it was Cumberbatch's first time to be on the panel at the festival.

“It’s really dark. It’s the darkest Steven and Mark have written,” Abbington, who plays Mary Morstan, told The Guardian.

 “Sherlock” will return to BBC in 2017 and the series will be broadcast in Indonesia on AXN.