Fourth series of Sherlock won't film until spring 2016, Steven Moffat confirms
The fourth series of Sherlock won't air until the end of 2016, creator Steven Moffat has confirmed.
Speaking at a press conference after last night's (May 10th) BAFTA Television Awards, Moffat revealed that the show's fourth season won't be filmed until the spring of next year, meaning it'll likely be on TV later that year.
Asked what fans can expect from Season Four, Moffat said: "[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 a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that - but there's a sense of things coming back to bite you."
A Sherlock Christmas special has already been filmed and will be aired later this year. Speaking earlier this year about the special, Moffat revealed that the special will be set in Victorian England and is "a separate entity on its own", not the next chapter for Holmes and Watson.
He said: "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. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble."
A transmission date for the special has yet to be announced, but rumours suggest it is likely to be in the days after Christmas.