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PopWrapped | Television

Sherlock Series 4 Will Leave Fans Thirsty For Series 5

Amrita Aulakh | PopWrapped Author

Amrita Aulakh

Updated 04/2/2015 1:39am
Sherlock Series 4 Will Leave Fans Thirsty For Series 5 | sherlock
Media Courtesy of Theguardian.com
  The thirst is and will always be real when it comes to awaiting the latest season of BBC's hit series Sherlock. In an interview with EW, co-creator Steven Moffat revealed  that by the new season's end, viewers will be left longing for more. That comes as no surprise, right? Considering the end of each season has been like that. What makes Series 4 so different? Apparently, Series 4 will succeed in shattering our ever-so-fragile hearts. Moffat disclosed that their plan for Series 4 even reduced the cast to tears. Oh joy! "The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal’s wife." Moffat further explains, "The fourth 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." The final nail in this angst-ridden coffin is Moffat concluding, "We’re certainly going to put them through the mill. It’s going to be more of an emotional upheaval." Along with the devastation, Moffat also claims several answers will be revealed about questions the viewers haven't asked as of yet. Think fellow Sherlockians, what haven't we questioned and analyzed thus far? Some other things Moffat touched upon was the Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover, Andrew Scott and the Sherlock fandoms fanfiction and fan-art. Moffat explains that he was all for the crossover event but was convinced otherwise by Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They claimed, "it will never be as good as they think it’s going to be." Well, there goes that dream. In regards to Moriarty's and Andrew Scott's unexpected popularity, Moffat commented, "Andrew became a star overnight. He became a star based on the smallest amount of screen time ever—he’s not actually in it that much. He’s hardly in the first series at all. Even “The Reichenbach Fall,” when I was doing a pass on [the script], I added a couple scenes because he’s got to show up more. He’s always asking, 'Do I get a flashback? Am I going to show up again?'" When asked what the funniest fan-fiction or fan-art of Sherlock he's ever seen, Moffat denied reading or seeing anything funny and instead said "There’s been some eye-watering stuff of Benedict and Martin together. A load of it has been superb. There’s a tendency to disparage it. I don’t agree. Even the slash fiction, that’s a great way to learn to work. No one really does three-act structure, but just trying to put words that make somebody else turned on, that’s going to teach you more about writing than any writing college you can go to. It’s creative and exciting. I refuse to mock it—because I’m a man who writes Sherlock Holmes fan fiction for a living!" Back to the sad plot news, Moffat's promise of sadness galore has me wondering if Mary (Amanda Abbington) will indeed bite the dust this season. Or perhaps her and John's unborn child will? It won't be surprising if both are taken from John and Sherlock in the most tragic of ways. Theories are rampaging restlessly through my head and the wait is more irritating than awaiting Marvel's announcement on who they cast as the new Spider-Man. What tragic events do you think will occur in Sherlock series 4? Theorize and analyze in the comments below! Let's wait this out together!

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