Sure, tragedy is bound to happen in a series but please tell us that this is not happening to one of our favourite characters because we are not ready for this yet!

It was reported that a certain kind of tragedy will hit the upcoming season of “Sherlock” as Mark Gartiss, the co-creator of the series told the fans to “expect tragedy” in “Sherlock” Season 4. Gatiss, who also plays Mycroft Holmes has revealed it himself in an interview.

Mark Gatiss
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It was speculated the John Watson’s wife, Mary (played by Amanda Abbington) might die as originally planned in Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories. The speculation came after Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson in the series, told the Daily Telegraph that she’ll die at some point in the series:

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[W]hile we play fast and loose with the original stories, we generally follow the trajectory of what Conan Doyle did… So [John] gets married, and then Mary dies – so at some point presumably she’ll die.

However, the actor refused to reveal further details in order to not spoil the fun of watching the show. He said:

Just because it’s in the stories doesn’t mean it’ll happen in the series because there’s an awful lot of changes and an awful lot of places to go and things to do. [I]t should be clear by now that while, of course, Doyle is our absolute god, we have gone quite a long way away as well – we’ve introduced Sherlock and Mycroft’s parents [for instance], I don’t think they’ve ever been seen in any adaptation – so there are lots of surprises to come.

“Sherlock” also offers an update for its one-off series by featuring the 2 lead actors in the first teaser image.

Sherlock Christmas Special

As seen in the image, the detective duo is sporting a new look, wearing vintage clothing that looks like they’ve travelled back to the Victorian era. It is unclear whether the Christmas special series will be set in the Victorian era and the picture looks photoshopped too (look at Benedict Cumberbatch‘s left shoulder). In fact, the image was captioned with various hashtags including #221back, #Sherlock, and #notkidding.

Now, if they were going to put #notkidding in the caption, you can expect this picture to be, well, not so authentic. “Sherlock” producer Sue Vertue has also been keeping fans guessing the plot of the special episode by tweeting a photo of the cover page for the script’s draft, which was written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

Sherlock Special Draft

The Christmas special episode of “Sherlock” will begin production in January 2015 and will be released during Christmas of the same year. As for the 4th season of the series, production will kick off much later in 2015 and shown in 2016.

Are you excited about the upcoming season of “Sherlock”? What do you think might happen in the one-off special episode of the series? Let us know in the comments box below!

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