Steven Moffat Says SHERLOCK Season 4 Is About “Consequences”, Will Film in 2016

SHERLOCK Season 4 will focus on “consequences” for Holmes and Watson, according to executive producer Steven Moffat.

The BAFTA TV awards proved to be a major success for SHERLOCK. After winning the Radio Times Audience Award, show runner Steven Moffat spent some time at a backstage press conference discussing the new season and what’s to come. Moffat said the show will begin filming three more episodes in spring of 2016 and that the season will focus on the consequences of actions and the fallout Holmes and Watson never see coming.

“There are answers coming to questions which nobody has asked. There’s one thing that no one has really brought up…”

“[Series four] is going to be… I suppose you’d say… consequences. It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways – obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that – but there’s a sense of things coming back to bite you.”

If you’re familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, you know what could be and that fans would certainly be devastated by a certain plot line in particular. Gut-wrenching as it may be, it would also make for really captivating television!

SHERLOCK will return in December 2015 for a one-episode holiday special, but release dates beyond that have not been set.