Sherlock is back and while fans around the globe are still rejoicing about the fact, the end is also already very near. After all, there are only three episodes per series, though each is 90 minutes long.
Episode two is about to air and we’ll finally get to meet Culverton Smith, who is played by Toby Jones.
In an interview with TVLine, Mark Gatiss talked about the new villain in London. He revealed that Culverton Smith is “a very 21st-century villain, and without hyperbole, one of the scariest things we’ve ever done.”
“Toby is absolutely terrifying,” he added. From what we’ve seen so far from the trailer, we couldn’t agree more. Just like the rest of the cast and crew, who all described Culverton Smith as the creepiest villain we have yet to see on the popular BBC show.
Just his laughter is super villainous, it will probably be stuck in our heads for a while. This will be especially after “The Lying Detective” has finally aired on January 8.
The introduction of the new villain, however, is not the only aspect about the new series the actor and co-creator of Sherlock talked about.
In addition, he gives us a small insight into the finale of series four.
“The Final Problem” will apparently be “more action-packed than we’ve done for a long time, if ever,” he teased.
He also adds that there will be “definitely more fighting.”
We’ve already seen quite the action in “The Six Thatchers”. This was more on Mary’s part than on Sherlock’s or John’s. Though obviously, this will change. From what we’ve seen in the previous series trailers, John and Sherlock will be the ones who have to take on all the action in “The Final Problem.”
The sleuth duo will return on January 8th when their second adventure of series four will air.