Although he has been under the spotlight for the movies he has been doing recently such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, what gave Benedict Cumberbatch the boost he needed for his career was acting as Sherlock Holmes in the modern-day TV adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary work. Accompanied by Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson, Cunberbatch won the hearts of many people around the world with the show.
So far, Sherlock had 3 seasons and two Christmas specials. With season 3 ending with a cliffhanger thanks to Moriarty’s sudden appearance in the finale, the fans have been waiting anxiously for the show to return. The Christmas special that aired did not help satisfy them. It has been rumored for the 4th season to start in 2017 with no exact premiere date being known.
Good news is the premiere date has been confirmed now and it is as early as it gets in 2017. Sherlock will return to TV on Januarty 1, 2017 with an episode titled ‘The Six Thatchers’.