The fourth season of “Sherlock” is going to be premiering with new episodes on January 1, and we recognize that there is a substantial amount of drama and stakes that go along with it. There are new threats entering the picture, but more than that some of the danger comes courtesy of just how much more there is to lose… especially for Watson who is growing his family and taking on new responsibilities.
In “Sherlock” season 3 John Watson celebrated his wedding to Mary; now, they are welcoming their child into this dangerous world of his, and with that comes something exciting. The video below is largely about the positive side of parenthood, as Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington (who are together in real life) detail the exciting things that come out of playing parents on this show. In the case of Martin in particular, he jokes that he forgot precisely how difficult it was to do something like this. (His and Abbington’s children are both a little bit older.)
Meanwhile, you also get Benedict Cumberbatch talking about Sherlock Holmes’ own feelings towards children, and how he, in his own way, does fashion himself as a sort of “guardian angel” character. The thing to ultimately remember with a man like Sherlock is that even though he does not necessarily show how caring he is all of the time does not mean that he’s apathetic. He does have love for Watson and his family, and you can expect to see him show it in his own way.
We will see precisely how deep this love runs when the fourth season of “Sherlock” premieres on PBS and on the BBC come New Year’s Day. The structure is the same in relation to the last three seasons: A trio of episodes, with each one running longer than some feature films. If it makes you feel any better, think of this as six 45-minute episodes, but you get two back to back. It’s basically the equivalent of some other British shows out there with short seasons. If you’re bummed it’s only 3 episode, just be thankful it’s not “Luther” which had a season with only 2 episodes.
Do you think that Watson becoming a parent is going to hinder him at his job because he will be more worried about his own safety now? Leave us your thoughts in the comment box below and tell us what you think. For some additional news when it comes to “Sherlock,” be sure to head over to this link! (Photo: BBC One.)