Now that the finale of Sherlock Season 4 has turned into a theatrical event, it’s high-time we got some new footage. Thankfully, The BBC obliges with a dark new trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s return, complete with mysterious declarations of love.

Our fresh look at Sherlock Season 4 puts a heavy emphasis on Toby Jones’ Culverton Smith, as he seem to have Sherlock, Watson and Mycroft in some fairly compromising positions. Alas, no sign of Moriarty just yet, but with a finale named “The Final Problem,” well …

The new season will premiere on January 1 with “The Six Thatchers” (a reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tale “The Six Napoleons”), with the latter two episodes arriving in weekly installments. Likely our last Sherlock for the foreseeable future, with some leading titles, and the first of three new feature-length episodes to be helmed by Doctor Who and The Flash director Rachel Talalay, so reads the first synopsis:

Sherlock will return to screens with three brand-new episodes promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases…

Series four begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge - becoming parents for the first time.

In the meantime, stay tuned for the latest Sherlock Season 4 updates as they arrive, and watch the first trailer below.

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