LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Popular BBC series Sherlock is gearing up for Season 4.
“The boys will be back soon! Here’s the first official picture of #Sherlock and John from Series 4,” the caption reads.
Season 4 completed filming this month and is expected to premiere in 2017. The season will feature the return of Holmes’ presumed-dead nemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) and will reportedly be darker than previous seasons.
“It’s really dark,” Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary Morstan, said at San Diego Comic-Con in July. “It’s the darkest [executive producers] Steven [Moffat] and Mark [Gatiss] have written … If we can pull this off, then it’s amazing.”
“I don’t know how long we can keep going,” he admitted. “I’m personally willing but I’m hardly the main draw. I would be moderately surprised if [Season 4] was the last time we ever made this show. But it absolutely could be.”