Benedict Cumberbatch Shines In ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch shines in the Sherlock season four teaser trailer, and it looks like the upcoming season is going to be just as good as always. The next episode of Sherlock will air on Christmas day 2015, and it will make two years since the Sherlock fans have seen a new episode of the tantalizing detective show.

The weekend of Comic-Con brought with it the release of the very first teaser for the upcoming Christmas special, and it’s going to come as a surprise to some of the viewers. Steven Moffatt has really outdone himself with the much anticipated new episode.

It looks like the special video will have the detective characters traveling back in time to the Victorian era, the same era of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories. You can watch the teaser here.

The scene is set, with snow in the air on bustling Baker street when Watson and Holmes pull up to 221B in a horse drawn carriage, declaring that he’s solved another impossible case. Mrs. Hudson greets them, and it’s off to the same wit and insults that we’re used to from the modernized Sherlock Holmes.

Perhaps the most endearing aspect of the trailer is that it’s full of clever inside jokes about the shift from a modern time period to the Victorian age. Most of the jokes are told by Mrs. Hudson who complains about a poor portrayal of her character:

“I never say anything do I, according to you I just show people up the stairs and serve them breakfast.”

Benedict Cumberbatch shines in the season four teaser trailer as well with his classic portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. Not to be outdone, he replies:

“Don’t feel singled out Mrs Watson, I’m hardly in the dog one.”

He is, of course, referring to The Hound of the Baskervilles, adding his usual wit to the stage.

Moffat himself is thrilled about that switch to the Victorian era. He told the Associated Press at Comic-Con:

“It’s still the same sense of humor, it’s still very much the show you know… But it’s in the ‘correct’ era, which was unbelievably thrilling.”

Moffat also spoke about some 60 stories from which he can draw information when writing the new stories. He is very excited about all of the ideas, mysteries, and jokes that they can use, and he quips that they won’t run out of story ideas because each episode of the series takes so long to make.

Moffat also explains that the Christmas episode is an independent showing and will not continue on when Sherlock season four begins in 2016. He reported:

“The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special.”

Be watching for more teaser trailers as the end of the year draws near, but for now, feel free to watch over and over as Benedict Cumberbatch shines in the Sherlock season four teaser trailer.

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