‘Sherlock’ season 4 will still have some humor — but also great darkness

Sherlock season 3We are inching ever closer to the arrival of the “Sherlock” season 4 premiere on New Year’s Day, and the more that we hear, the more we become absolutely certain that this season is going to make us feel just about every emotion possible in a relatively short span of time. There’s going to be some significant pain and drama out there, just as we’re also going to have a chance to laugh a little bit at some point.

In confirming the latter further in a new chat with USA Today, Martin Freeman had the following message to pass along:

“It doesn’t lose the humor, but it still goes to places that I think are darker than we’ve gone to before, for all of us.”

In talking specifically about one of those “darker places” and what it could be, fellow series star Amanda Abbington (Mary) offered up the following:

“[The] friendship [between Sherlock and John] is tested to the ultimate [in the first episode] If they can survive this, then they will actually survive anything.”

If that’s not a great tease for you about the fourth season, what is? We anticipate much of the show being the same thing that we’ve had a chance to witness off and on for the majority of the run. This is a show that does want to give you that traditional mystery element, but you also have within this a deep dive into the psychosis of many characters, how they behave, and also the impact that the job has on their everyday lives. It’s a series that is constantly juggling rather delicately a wide array of things, and it has to figure out the best possible ways to keep them all working at the same time. It’s not always easy, which is why this is largely a better show than many out there ever tend to give it credit for.

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