On a day when Sherlock co-showrunner Steven Moffat’s other show is getting all the attention thanks to the announcement of its new star, it seems only fair to spread a little of the love to Holmes and Watson. Thank goodness, then, there’s a new teaser for Sherlock's third season online.
It’s a brief – very brief, at a 26 scant seconds – series of clips that points to the various reunions our hero will get with Una Stubbs’ Mrs Hudson, Rupert Graves’ Lestrade, Mark Gatiss’ Mycroft, Louise Brealey’s Molly (though we have an idea she knows more about how Sherlock managed to survive his great fall than the others) and, of course, Martin Freeman’s Watson.
While we’ll see a lot of character development for Watson this year, the third series opens with The Empty Hearse, which promises an answer to the mystery of Sherlock’s survival.
“There are only so many ways that one can survive a fall off the roof,” Gatiss told the audience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel for the show. “There is no black magic.” When asked if the audience could figure it out from clues dropped in “The Reichenbach Fall”, Moffat giggled, “Of course! What’s taking you so long?” One thing the trailer truly doesn’t let slip is exactly when it’ll be back on our screens. Current signs point to autumn, but there’s no firm date yet.