'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
(BBC)

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 CumberbatchMartin Freeman, and writer-producer Steven MoffatSherlock 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."

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
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?

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
No, we haven't been through enough?

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
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."

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
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. 

'Sherlock' Team Plans to Top Their Emmy-Winning Season by Making Us All Cry
What "devastating" new plans do you think Moffat and co. have in the works? Let us know in the comments!


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