WASHINGTON, October 25, 2015 – Good news for long-suffering fans of “Sherlock,” the BBC/PBS short-season update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes. A special, out-of-sequence episode of the series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as his sidekick and biographer Dr. Watson, is in the can and set to air on January 1, 2016 on most U.S. PBS stations.
For the first time ever, this new, one-off entry in the series will debut on the same day it’s first aired in the U.K., addressing, at least for once, the long time-lag between the time “Sherlock” episodes air in Great Britain and when they show up on PBS channels here.
This special episode of “Sherlock” will be set in Victorian times, back in the time when Doyle’s original Holmes plied his trade in London and environs. Entitled “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” this special series entry promises to be Holmes’ most baffling mystery yet. All Holmes’ mysteries are, of course. But the current series has tended to be so quirky that the clues and plot turns for this episode are likely to tax even the keenest of Holmes’ many fans and armchair sleuths.
Several sources are reporting that the next series of regular “Sherlock” episodes (Season 4) are set to film this spring. So it’s likely that U.S. fans will have to wait at least until Fall 2016 or perhaps Winter/Spring 2017 to see them.
In the meantime, we have the following recently-released trailer for “The Abominable Bride” right here.
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