It’ll be a very happy new year for Sherlock fans.
PBS has just announced the air date for “The Abominable Bride” – New Year’s Day.
And for the first time, the new episode will premiere on the same day in the U.S. and U.K.
“Abominable Bride” appears to be set in the Victorian era, the original time period for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character. Beyond that, executives have been mum on plot details, but we do know it features a mustachioed John Watson (Martin Freeman), a severe-looking Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and a lot of people running to or away from things under the cover of darkness and gloom.
Newly released images from the special show the detective duo dashing in period-appropriate clothing. Holmes even has a pipe.
“Ghosts: They are the shadows that define our every sunny day,” Holmes says in the trailer, before we see Watson cock a gun.
The special will premiere in America on PBS’ Masterpiece at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 1, 2016, and simultaneously online.
The fourth season goes into production in the spring.