New Sherlock Special trailer reveals the official title, air date, and a poster

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Oct 28, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT (Updated)

"The stage is set, the curtain rises. We're ready to begin." Masterpiece PBS has released a new trailer for the BBC’s Sherlock, finally revealing the title of the special set in the 19th century, as well as the official release date.

Titled Sherlock: The Abominable Snowman Bride, the 90-minute special looks and sounds like a thrilling gothic romp. While the one-off is set to air on our TV screens on New Year’s Day, and we'll all be able to watch it from the relative comfort of our homes, some intrepid souls brave enough to face the biting cold will get to see it on the big screen, where it will play with exclusive content in select theaters worldwide.

Returning to their roles are Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Martin Freeman as a gloriously mustachioed Dr. Watson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade. Not much is known concerning the plot besides the fact that showrunner Steven Moffat has said he wanted to tell a ghost story. Much like the monstrous hound in the Season 2 episode "The Hounds of Baskerville," I'm sure there will be a very Sherlockian explanation for said "ghost." 


Filming on the fourth season of Sherlock is set to begin in April of 2016. Are you looking forward to the upcoming New Year's Day special? What do you think of the title Sherlock: The Abominable Bride? Do you find it awesome, or abominable?



(via Den of Geek)