|Source: Entertainment Outlook|
Executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have this week announced new details on the tone and production schedule of the next four episodes of the BBC's hit detective drama Sherlock. The show - which took home a mighty seven Emmy awards earlier this week - will return in 2015 and 2016 for a one-off special and a fourth season of London-bound cases, the latter of which will comprise of the traditional three 90-minute episodes.
Dedicated followers of the beloved TV series will doubtless have come to expect big changes between seasons by now, but it seems that the most dramatic (and, as the Moff puts it, "devastating"!) alterations to the status quo may well be still to come (particularly in the aftermath of Jim Moriarty's supposed ressurection - yes, Andrew Scott, we did miss you!). To discover everything that Moffat and Gatiss had to say on the subject of Season Four in particular after their Emmy victories, you need only glance below:
- STEVEN MOFFAT ON THE PRODUCTION TEAM'S PLANS FOR FUTURE EPISODES - "We have a plan to top [Season Three] - and actually, I do think our plan is devastating. We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan. Honestly, Mark and myself are so excited with what we've got coming up, probably more excited than we've ever been about Sherlock. [...] When they go out is up to the BBC. And I am their loyal servant. I simply do what they ask me."
- MARK GATISS ON THE TONE OF THE NEW EPISODES - "It will be a challenging place to go. We always start [seasons] with a re-introduction that builds toward a darker climax - we might just be going darker [right from the off]. [We've] got a very, very good set of ideas."
Sherlock will return to BBC One for a breathtaking one-off Special in 2015 and for its explosive fourth season in 2016.