Sherlock Holmes and the Abominable Bride

PBS’ Sherlock has amassed a hefty following of viewers since the show’s premiere in 2010.  In a contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular detective series, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, along with an amazingly talented cast and creative team, have ushered into the 21st century the mysteries and complexities of Sherlock Holmes and his grand adventures.

But fans have had a hard time of it as of late, with the most recent episodes of the series having premiered almost two years ago. The life of a Sherlockian is a difficult one, with “seasons” of the show only lasting for three 90 minute episodes, and this huge gap of time between air dates doesn’t make it any easier.

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Alas, PBS understands the heartache, and is gifting viewers with a new year’s Sherlock special. According to the show’s social media accounts, the victorian era special is titled The Abominable Bride, and will have a first of the year air date in both the UK and the US (huzzah!), January 1st, 2016 at 9 p.m. eastern time.

An encore broadcast will air Jan. 10 at 10 p.m.

See the trailer for the special below.

Alongside the news on The Abominable Bride, BBC One announced that season (series, I know) four of Sherlock will begin shooting in the Spring.

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What a day to be a follower of this beloved duo. Now to await the first of the year with pipe and deerstalker in hand, as this blast-from-the-past episode is sure to be one for the books.


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