It’s been a long wait for fans of the BBC modern day Sherlock Holmes adaptation, Sherlock. However, there’s now a new teaser out for the upcoming series 3, and it seems to be aiming to continue the air of mystery surrounding the third year of the show. Amazingly, there’s still no definitive air date given.
Intercut between some familiar faces – John Watson (played by Martin Freeman and his new mustache), Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), Mycroft Holmes (co-creator Mark Gatiss), and Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) – Sherlock enters a fancy restaurant.
The teaser doesn’t offer up anything new, really. One thing it does suggest is that Sherlock will be making a return to 221B Baker Street – which isn’t really a surprise at all. I mean, honestly, was anyone expecting him to continue playing dead?
It also suggests that this return is going to be a big deal. We see Sherlock enter the restaurant and it looks like he’s meeting up with Watson. Based on Holmes’ expression, the reunion is going to be an awkward one – and quite possibly emotional, based on what Gatiss has said on the subject:
I always found it a little unlikely that Dr. Watson’s only reaction was to faint for instance – as opposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words. – Mark Gatiss
As anybody who has kept up with the show will know, Holmes famously faked his death at the close of the second series. It definitely looked like Sherlock’s jump from a tall building would be fatal (and clearly everyone he knew thought so, based on that whole burial thing).
Producers have made it clear, however, that fans have missed some important clues that would reveal how Sherlock escaped his predicament.
Like the two series before it, the third year of Sherlock will keep with its three feature length episode structure, and the new episodes will correspond with a trilogy of classic Arthur Conan Doyle short stories: “The Empty Hearse” (“The Empty House”) “The Sign of Three” (“The Sign of Four”) and “His Last Vow” (“His Last Bow”).
Is anyone excited for Sherlock’s third series?