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Sherlock’s Victorian special will come to screens big and small in January

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Trailer 2)
A gun-wielding and ghostly-looking bride is going to cause problems for Holmes and Watson in the upcoming Victorian special, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Thanks to a new trailer, released on Sunday, we know more about what to expect when the episode airs, including just when exactly that will be. In addition to being broadcast in early January in the U.S. and U.K., Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will also get a limited theatrical release, reports Deadline.

The 90-minute special transports our favorite socially maladroit detective and his patient sidekick from the modern era to the setting of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Holmes stories, Victorian England — for intentionally unexplained reasons. There the pair continue their crime-solving with a very special case.

It will kick the New Year off right for fans, premiering in the U.S. on PBS and in the U.K. on BBC One on Jan. 1. For those who prefer a grander viewing experience than their home theater might offer, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will also open in select theaters worldwide.

In the U.S., the theatrical debut is set for Jan. 5-6 and some 500 cinemas will screen the special. Hitting theaters will also bring along 20 minutes of exclusive footage, including a making-of short starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson). Tickets are set to go on sale on Nov. 6, and because showings are limited, fans will want to make sure to purchase them as soon as they can.

So far, plot details are still largely under wraps, but the newly unveiled title and the presence of the titular bride in the latest preview have given new clues. Her appearance is short, but she makes a big impression as she fires shots while dressed in full bridal regalia. The special looks like quite the adventure, and the chance to see it in theaters makes it that much more exciting.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride premieres on Jan 1. at 9/8 CST on PBS, with an encore set for Jan. 10 at 10/9 CST.

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