Sherlock Season 4 airs on January 1, 2017, Sunday. Sherlock Season 4 spoilers are up and Sherlock and Watson will not be getting into a relationship with each other in the show.
No romance between Sherlock and Watson
Fans should not expect for a Holmes-Watson bromance. Gatiss and Moffat, when asked by a fan if they are planning for an idea of Sherlock Homes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) having a relationship with Dr. John Watson (played by Martin Freeman), they answered on the negative. They debunked the issue that Holmes will be having a romantic relationship with Watson.
But the creators of the show are not totally against it. Gatiss only said that it is not the story that they wanted to portray to the audience of the show. Gatiss added that, being gay himself, he had “no problem with the notion that a Sherlock Holmes and a Doctor Watson could be in a relationship together, but ours aren’t”.
However, Gatiss reaffirmed that “Sherlock is clearly capable of feeling emotion and of falling for someone” only that that someone is not John Watson, “despite his love and great affection for him.”
In Sherlock Season 4, the series short showed that Sherlock is saying “I love you” to someone. Gatiss teased that it was “naughty” Sherlock’s mom who he was delivering the message to. “He doesn’t ring home often enough and usually forgets her birthday,” said Gatiss.
What will happen next?
In a report by E!, in 2017, Toby Jones will join the cast to play Culverton Smith, Season 4’s villain.
Moreover, Sherlock showed a standalone special last January 2016, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Gatiss said that they may make another standalone spin-off depending on what they do next. They jokingly said that they would probably do a black and white episode set in the 40s where they fight the Nazis. This event is unlikely but possible according to the show’s creators.
Sherlock Season 5 was discussed in the Q&A but the date of its release is still unknown.
Sherlock Season 4 airs on January 1, 2017, Sunday. The creators of the show are getting excited and cannot wait for the fans to see it.