Sherlock Season 4 First Look: Uh-Oh, Watson's 'Stache Is Back!

‘Tis the season to give thanks — and not just because of the national holiday/food-a-thon taking place this Thursday.

BBC One dropped a gourmet treat onto TV lover’s computer screens on Tuesday when it tweeted the following first-look photo at Sherlock‘s forthcoming Season 4 special, along with a trio of hashtags: “#221back #Sherlock #notkidding.”

In July, co-creator Steven Moffat confirmed that a three-episode Season 4 was in the works — along with a 90-minute special that would begin shooting in January 2015, for possible broadcast next Christmas.

Season 3 of Sherlock concluded with the face of the crime-fighting duo’s presumed-dead nemesis Moriarty being broadcast across every TV set in the land. The episode “Sherlock: His Last Vow” snagged seven Emmy awards this year, including Lead Actor and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie respectively for stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Check out the new Sherlock image below — complete with fancy hats and Watson’s much-loathed facial hair — then share your thoughts in the comments!


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  1. Morganic says:

    Gah. It’s so far away. I swear they hate us…..

  2. Winter says:

    So they time traveled? Is this the long dreamed of Doctor Who crossover?

  3. Joni says:

    Hats and John’s moustach makes me think we’re getting a fantasy episode. :-)

  4. Znachki says:

    I love the idea of a little Christmas treat of Holmes and Watson in the original Victorian setting. Just the thing.

  5. LJ Bissonnette says:

    More Sherlock? I LOVE it–can’t wait! What a great gift. So…are they off to see the Queen?

  6. Luis says:

    Oh, please, please, please let them time travel!!!!!

  7. alistaircrane says:

    Where is Sherlock’s gorgeous, luscious long locks? I can’t believe they are going with Benedict’s current short ‘do! The hair makes the man!

  8. cmp78 says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t Cumberbatch’s outfit an homage to Jeremy Brett?

  9. kd83954 says:

    My guess is it’s nothing more than just a photoshoot –they’re playing on Sherlock’s history. BUT they’re starting production soon! I feel like this hiatus is much shorter than the series 3 one. Thank GOD. Hopefully we’ll get little snippets and teases like this between now and (fingers crossed) Christmas 2015. What I wouldn’t give for both a Doctor Who Christmas episode AND a Sherlock one!

  10. Linds says:

    Looks like maybe they are doing old school Conan Doyle Sherlock instead of modern day.

  11. Matthew Weber says:

    Next Christmas?!!? NEXT Christmas?!?!?! Shut the front door.

  12. Kate says:

    Goddammit, John. We already had this conversation. The moustache is *not* invited.

  13. S says:

    So wait….we have to wait almost ANOTHER year just for the Christmas special? Geez!!

  14. Sheldon W. says:

    I love that the look is very much that of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series. Tres vintage, hé?