‘Sherlock’ finally announces the season 4 premiere date

The wait for more Sherlock is almost over.

Sherlock’s official accounts announced Wednesday that the new season will arrive Jan. 1, 2017—exactly one year since its last episode—starting with “The Six Thatchers.”

PBS, which broadcasts Sherlock in the U.S., also confirmed the Jan. 1, 2017 premiere date. As was the case with “The Abominable Bride,” American fans will be relieved to hear they don’t have to weeks or months after the U.K. premiere to see it. 

Sherlock’s teaser poster features Sherlock Holmes’ famous violin, and ominously enough, the E string (the thinnest of the four) is broken. That doesn’t seem like a good sign for the famous detective and his trusted assistant.

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.