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The first trailer for ‘Sherlock’ season 4 is here

The fourth season of 'Sherlock' looks to be its edgiest yet.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jul 24, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 9:58 am CDT

Just as everyone hoped, the Sherlock panel at San Diego Comic Con revealed the first trailer for season 4.

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This trailer is basically the pinnacle of Sherlock. It’s action-packed and stylish, while giving absolutely nothing away. The most shocking revelation is the presence of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s goatee, possibly thanks to the overlap between filming Sherlock and Doctor Strange.

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Oh, and for those who are keeping track of Sherlock‘s ever-increasing level of “darkness,” actress Amanda Abbington described this season as “the darkest yet and a real emotional rollercoaster.”

Season 4 is due to air in early 2017. We look forward to seeing all the fan theories about this trailer, because Sherlock fandom has a good six months to pick it apart.

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*First Published: Jul 24, 2016, 2:11 pm CDT