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Sherlock Season 4 Release Date, Spoilers, Updates: US, UK Air Dates Confirmed; New Season Will Be ‘Darker’

Sherlock Season 4 release date updates have confirmed the US and UK air dates for loyal fans in those regions. Moreover, a new Facebook photo from the show’s official page just stirred curiosity among fans. What could the flooded room spell out for the detective? Read on to know more!

Sherlock Season 4 Release Date

BBC’s detective drama series is set to return next month and the new teaser trailer made fans speculate what awaits Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). A report from Radio Times revealed the US and UK time slots and will be delivered in “weekly installments.”

The first episode, entitled The Six Thatchers, will be aired on New Year’s Day. The episode is said to revolve around why photos of the late prime minister Margaret Thatcher were being destroyed. Could this mean there is another villain looming with a much grander scheme?

Meanwhile, the second episode entitled The Lying Detective will air on Jan. 8. And the show’s third and final episode, which has not been given a title to date, will air on Jan. 15.

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Sherlock Season 4 Spoilers

Earlier, it was reported that the next season will be “the darkest one yet.” In line with this, a new photo on the show’s Facebook page teased fans. The photo showed Holmes and Watson’s apartment has been flooded and did not drop hints after that.

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Similarly, a report from Gamenguide revealed that the new season is set to dig through the past of Watson’s wife Mary (Amanda Abbington) while Moriarty (Andrew Scott) will be coming back to challenge Sherlock.

In talks of having a new villain for the show’s fourth season, Culverton Smith (Toby Jones) has been rumored to take the role of a “much darker” villain than those compared to the previous seasons. Not much detail has been revealed, however, Jones’ character has been described to have “a rotten soul, portrayed through his rotting teeth.”

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