Sherlock fans, listen up, because exciting new information has been revealed!
We’ve all been waiting to learn more about BBC One’s Sherlock television special and as of Saturday, some new details have been given away. Fans now know both the title of the special and the air date!
We will get our Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman fill in the 90-minute special on January 1. What a great way to bring in the New Year, right? The special will be titled The Abominable Bride.
While the title has brought in plenty speculation about the content of the episode, not much has been confirmed. What is known is that Sherlock will be going back to its roots. The setting will be 1890s London, which was the original backdrop for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories.
This is the first time that the show will be aired in the United States at the same time as it will be aired in the United Kingdom. Masterpiece Mystery will be showing the special on PBS at 9 p.m. ET in the United States and will be on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
This will also be the first time that Sherlock will be seen on the BIG screen! On January 5 and January 6 you will be able to head to select theatres and see the special as well as 20 minutes of bonus footage.
The extras include executive producer, Steven Moffat, giving a tour of 221B Baker Street and a brief “making of” clip with Cumberbatch and Freeman. Tickets will be going on sale early November.
Don’t worry though, the hype won’t be over once the special is done. Production starts in the spring for Season 4 of the series.
Masterpiece PBS “The Sherlock Special: New Trailer (With Title & Air Date)” Youtube. 24 October 2015. Web. 26 October 2015.