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SHERLOCK: Benedict Cumberbatch And Cast Discuss Season 4 [BBC]

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The Cast Of Sherlock Talk About The Show’s Upcoming Season

Benedict Cumberbatch and other members of the cast and crew of the BBC‘s Sherlock opened up about the show’s upcoming fourth season.

The show, which returns after a three hiatus, will pick up where the last season left off and see the titular detective return to the United Kingdom after an inglorious-but-brief exile.

Speaking after a sneak peak at the first episode of the coming season in London, Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, and show creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss all offered their thoughts on the program:

At the post-screening Q&A, they discussed the series’ evolution and its future. One of the key themes to emerge was that Sherlock Holmes this year is “slightly less of a dick.”

When that quip popped out onstage, the cast joked it should be the tagline for the season, with the added notion that Watson also undergoes a bit of a personality tweak. Hence, “Dickless Holmes, More Of A Dick Watson,” suggested Moffat for a subtitle. To which Cumberbatch quickly retorted, “Not dick-less!”

As previously noted, the opening episode sees one mysterious case in particular baffling Scotland Yard — but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson’s past? Along with the first, the two follow-up feature-length episodes promise “laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases,” per the BBC and Masterpiece.

Leave your thoughts on Benedict Cumberbatch and other members of the Sherlock cast and crew talking about the show’s fourth season (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. Sherlock will resume airing on the BBC on January 1st, 2017.

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