'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
The Sherlock fandom is going through a lot right now. After rocking the 66th Annual Emmy Awards with three big wins, bringing home shiny statuettes for Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and writer-producer Steven Moffat, Sherlock and its legions of fans were riding a high of highly-functioning-sociopathic feels. And then Moffat decided to tease Season 4.
"We have a plan to top [Season 3], and I think our plan is devastating," he told reporters backstage at the Emmys. "We've practically reduced our cast to tears telling them the plan."
Has anyone tried explaining to Moffat that we actually would be totally cool with a non-devastating season? Like, maybe the gang could just sit around and drink tea and, yes, solve a few terribly gruesome and complex murders, but you know... Haven't we been through enough in the past couple seasons?
No, we haven't been through enough?
Cool. Because with or without our approval, this Sherlock team is intent on its new plan. Moffat's fellow writer-producer, Mark Gatiss, chimed in at the Emmys HBO afterparty: "We're going to try to take it somewhere we've never been before — and I don't mean outer space," he said. "It will be a challenging place to go. We always start with a re-introduction that builds toward a darker climax — we might just be going darker [from the outset]. We got a very, very good set of ideas."
You can save your tissues, though, for now. Sherlock won't start filming until January, and it likely won't return until December 2015 — and even then, only as a one-off Christmas episode. At this point, Season 4 isn't expected to air until 2016.
What "devastating" new plans do you think Moffat and co. have in the works? Let us know in the comments!