Hold on to your deerstalkers, everybody–a new season of Sherlock is on the horizon! We had to wait two years for it so it’s hard not to be a little bitter. It’s like when your ex finally comes crawling back and you kind of want to throw a punch, but who are we kidding? We could never stay mad at Sherlock.
The BBC show starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the super sleuth and Martin Freeman as his pal Doctor Watson will be returning for season four on January 1, 2017. A trailer for the new season aired on BBC One and was posted on Twitter shortly after, sending fans into a meltdown that’s likely to last until the next episode airs.
For those who don’t remember, we last left off in season three with the potential return of a character we hate to love, Jim Moriarty. Played by the brilliant Andrew Scott, the last time we saw Moriarty in the flesh before this was at the end of season two, when he (spoiler alert!) shot himself in the head like it was no big deal.
Despite the emotional impact that had for the scene, we were sad to see the loony dude go. However, the tease at the end of season three hinted that he, like Sherlock, may have faked his death and has come back to terrorize London once more.
The trailer doesn’t show much about our favorite mad man other than that eerie, “Miss me?” but it’s filled with suspense nonetheless.
Regardless of if Moriarty really returns, we’re also going to get our hands on a whole new villain this season, whose creepy laughing in the trailer is already getting us nervous. Toby Jones, known for his work in movies like Captain America: The First Avenger and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will be playing a character known as Culverton Smith. For those who read the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, you’ll recognize this name as being one of the baddies.
The rest we don’t want to spoil, so you’ll have to tune in to watch Sherlock on January 1, 2017, to find out what happens.