Last Sunday, fans around the world eagerly awaited for the BBC to debut the long-awaited premiere of Sherlock Season 4. The drama has been on a lengthy hiatus barring a holiday special, and fans were excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch return as the infamous Sherlock Holmes. “The Six Thatchers” kicked off with a literal bang and wail before the premiere ended with one of the franchise’s most shocking moments. In just a few days, the next episode of Season 4 is set to debut, but the show’s creators are looking ahead ever further.
In a recent interview with TV Line, Sherlock’s co-creator and star Mark Gatiss talked a bit about the current season’s finale. It was there that the actor said the last episode of Season 4 will be the most action-packed of the entire series.
“There is quite a lot of action,” Gatiss teased. “Episode 3 is probably more action-packed than we’ve done for a long time, if ever. Definitely more fighting.”
Continuing, Gatiss also spared a moment to speak about the second episode’s villain Culverton Smith. The media mogul is played by Toby Smith, and the co-creator warned fans that the baddie is nauseating.
“He’s a very 21st-century villain, and without hyperbole, one of the scariest things we’ve ever done,” he explained. “Toby is absolutely terrifying.”
Here’s the synopsis for Sherlock’s next episode “The Lying Detective:”
“In episode two of this new series, written by Steven Moffat, Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith – a man with a very dark secret indeed.”
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper and Toby Jones as Culverton Smith.
Sherlock season 4 continues with “The Lying Detective” on January 8th and “The Final Problem” on January 15th.