“We all have a past. Ghosts. They are the shadows that define our every sunny day…”
After a long hiatus, “Sherlock” has officially begun filming it’s 4th season. Benedict Cumberbatch will be reprising his role as Sherlock with Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Amanda Abbington as his wife Mary in the multi-award-winning hit BBC One drama.
Rachel Talalay, whose recent resume includes “Doctor Who” and “The Flash”, will be the first female director to direct an episode of “Sherlock”. For a show that mainly focuses on the relationship between its 2 main leads, a female viewpoint on all that male tension can only be a refreshing welcome for the series’ new season.
Ghosts are also said to be an important element in the show. Here’s what co-creator and executive producer Steven Moffat had to say in his statement: “Sherlock season four – here we go again! Whatever else we do, wherever we all go, all roads lead back to Baker Street – and it always feels like coming home.
“Ghosts of the past are rising in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson bringing adventure, romance and terror in their wake. This is the story we’ve been telling from the beginning. A story about to reach its climax…”
It’s unclear what Moffat meant by “climax”. Is “Sherlock” reaching some kind of grand conclusion with season 4? However a Masterpiece rep explained that the word climax can “mean many things” and points out that Moffat “likes to tease”.
No one has specifically mentioned Moriarty but the latest official hint of ghosts bringing “adventure, romance and terror in their wake” seem to imply of Moriarty’s apparent return. Andrew Scott’s villain might have died last season, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t reappear supernaturally.
The new season 4’s instalment doesn’t have an air date yet but the prevailing theory suggests that you should keep your eyes on early 2017.