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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Air Date Confirmed And It Is Sooner Than Expected; New Episode Titles Revealed

By Monica Macalinao , Oct 28, 2016 04:20 AM EDT

British-American crime drama, "Sherlock" season 4 is going to land on TV screen much sooner than expected. The latest season has officially gotten a January 1 air date and the new episode titles have also been revealed.

Fans of the show were left with a pretty big cliffhanger when season 3 ended with the titular detective placed in exile after he killed Charles Magnussen. That did not last very long as his old arch-nemesis Moriarty (who everyone thought was already dead) appeared in a broadcast all over England. On the video, his only words are "Did you miss me?"

It has been almost three years since that happened. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the Sherlock Holmes, went on to become a big Hollywood star thus putting the whole series on ice. Fans of the show, who have formed a massive cult following, was left in great anticipation on what will happen next.

Well, those same hardcore fans will be getting an early Christmas present because everyone's favorite high-functioning sociopath detective will be back on Jan 1, 2017. The air date was revealed with a tweet from the official twitter page of the BBC show.

A trailer was also released for the fourth season and it shows a more serious and distressed Sherlock Holmes, quite far from what fans are used to. Season 4 of "Sherlock" would also seem to be taking a far darker tone for the series. No concrete evidence though if Moriarty is indeed still alive.

Also, the first two episode's title has also been revealed. The first episode will be called "The Six Thatchers" and episode 2 will be titled "The Lying Title." It looks like the first two episodes will take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" and "The Dying Detective."

"Sherlock" is sure to keep buzzing the internet until it finally premieres on Jan. 1.

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