Already 18 months since the end of the second season, the very first teaser trailer for the third season of the BBC’s Sherlock aired after a repeat airing of season-two finale “The Reichenbach Fall.”
Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is revealed to be alive and kicking after his presumed death fall, whilst his partner in crime John Watson (Martin Freeman) finally grows the character’s infamous moustache. If you followed the recent Sherlock panel at July’s Comic-Con you will be well aware of the above details as executive producer Steven Moffat premiered an exclusive scene featuring Sherlock delivering his best man’s speech at Watson’s wedding and also announced that the premiere episode would be “The Empty Hearse,” focusing on Watson coming to terms with Sherlock’s faked death.
It has also since been revealed that Lars Mikkelsen will be playing Sherlock’s next arch enemy, Charles Augustus Magnussen. Lars is a Danish actor, and brother to one of Nicolas Winding Refn’s faves, Mads Mikkelsen, who we recently enjoyed see slipping into the shoes of none other than Hannibal Lecter for the TV series Hannibal. Lars most recently played the troubled politician, Troels Hartmann, in the television series Forbrydelsen, now adapted in the US as The Killing.
We’ll leave you with the aforementioned teaser trailer.