‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Teaser Features Holmes’ Return, Watson’s Mustache

Sherlock's return: Martin Freeman's mustache in the teaser. (Photo: YouTube)

Sherlock’s return: Martin Freeman’s mustache in the teaser. (Photo: YouTube)

The BBC and PBS Masterpiece livened up our Friday nights (August 2) by releasing their teaser trailers for Sherlock‘s third season, which doesn’t have a premiere date yet. These 30 seconds cleverly tease the reactions of the show’s principal characters to Sherlock’s return from “the dead,” while Holmes himself (Benedict Cumberbatch) lingers throughout as a shadowy figure. But what’s got Twitter abuzz is the sandy tuft of a mustache we see on John Watson (Martin Freeman). (This shouldn’t entirely come as a surprise: set photos had spoiled this particular follicular development. And apparently it’s a temporary one.)

Watch below and read more Sherlock Season 3 teases from our report of the series’ Comic-Con panel:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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