WATCH: It’s not a game anymore in intense new Sherlock trailer
The BBC dropped a brand new trailer for Sherlock last night after Strictly, and boy is it intense.
The new series is scheduled to begin on New Year’s Day at 8.30pm with ‘The Six Thatchers’. The following episodes will follow weekly, with the second titled ‘The Dying Detective’.
The new trailer begins with a voiceover of Sherlock’s brother Mycroft saying: “The roads we walk have demons beneath and yours have been waiting for a very long time.”
On-screen, we get some ominous shots of an anxious-looking Sherlock and Watson, plus one shot of someone’s house burning down as a suited man watches.
We also get a glimpse of new villain Culverton Smith, played by Toby Jones, as he appears to taunt Sherlock. Series boss Steven Moffat previously told Collider that Smith was “the purest evil” and “the darkest villain we’ve had”.
The trailer ends on a moment that fangirls will replay over and over again, as Sherlock says to the camera: “I love you.” It’s clear this isn’t the desired love scene between Sherlock and John however, but that something more sinister is at work.
What do you think of the new trailer?