Stephen Moffat said that the fourth season of the most popular and famous detective BBC drama won’t start filming until spring of 2016. The news was revealed during a BATFA press conference (via Digital Spy). Moffat also teased the series in a previous interview with EW in which he said the series will represent “an emotional upheaval.”
“There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked. There’s one thing that no one has really brought up…”
“[Series four] is going to be… I suppose you’d say… consequences. It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways – obviously it’s great fun and aSherlock Holmes romp and all that – but there’s a sense of things coming back to bite you.”
At least we have the standalone Sherlock victorian special which is set to air later in 2015. The 90-minute special will be separate from the other seasons of the show.