Not much has been said with regards to storylines for the fourth series of the hit BBC detective series before the Emmys on Sunday night, but now it would seem that the excitement over the shows seven awards – including the top three for Outstanding Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) Outstanding Supporting Actor (Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing (Steven Moffat) in a Miniseries – no one involved can stop themselves from hinting at the drama in store.
After the award ceremony show co-creator, Steven Moffat teased about a “dark” and devastating” fourth series, which he claims had the cast practically reduced to tears when they were let in on the plan.
Now Martin Freeman, who lost out on the award for Outstanding Actor for his role in Fargo to his Sherlock co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, has revealed that we can expect some “exciting surprises” too!
Discussing the new series, which will be broadcast on our BBC TV’s in 2016 after a one-off special expected to be shown at Christmas 2015, in a recent interview for Radio Wales, Freeman revealed:
“It’s going to be full of surprises for you, and for us and for everybody. I think we just know to expect the unexpected now.”
“What has been explained to me and Ben [Cumberbatch] and Amanda Abbington – my missus who plays Mary – has been very exciting.
“The plans they have got for the overarching series – oh man, it’s just so exciting!”
The actor, who plays the iconic London detective’s sidekick in the hit modern day twist show, added how proud he, and the rest of the cast and crew were of Sherlock, exclaiming that it “keeps going from strength to strength” as well as declaring it “one of the UK’s finest exports.”
Well, as if we weren’t excited enough!
Watch an interview with Martin Freeman discussing the fourth series of Sherlock and his current play Richard III in the clip below: