Sherlock

(2010)

Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Six episodes, broadcast since 2010, have been produced, with three more episodes scheduled to begin production in early 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.

‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Trailer: Meet the Abominable Bride

‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Trailer: Meet the Abominable Bride

After a two-year hiatus, the beloved BBC series Sherlock will finally return with a new Christmas Special dubbed The Abominable Bride, airing New Year's Day on BBC One in the U.K. and on PBS in North America. To get fans ready for this highly-anticipated event, BBC One has released a new trailer, which offers our first look at the title character. Unlike the regular Sherlock series, which is set in present day, this Christmas Special takes both Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) back to the year 1895.

Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes. We've been here before - but what if this wasn't the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats? Welcome to 'Sherlock' in 1895! Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, murder. Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life.

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‘Sherlock’ Special Is Coming to Theaters in January

‘Sherlock’ Special Is Coming to Theaters in January

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events are teaming up again for a special theatrical screening event of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, marking the debut of Emmy Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the big screen in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. The feature-length screening will premiere on Tuesday, January 5 with an encore on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, both at 7:30 p.m. local time. Theater audiences will experience 20 minutes of exclusive, additional footage which will include a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street hosted by co-writer/executive producer Steven Moffat prior to the feature, and a "making of" short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and many more, immediately following the feature content. Sherlock is produced by Hartswood Films for BBC One and co-produced by Masterpiece.

Tickets for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will be available beginning Friday, November 6 and can be purchased online at FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. The special is expected to play in over 500 movie theaters across the U.S. through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the FathomEvents.com website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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‘Sherlock’ Special Poster Reveals Title & Premiere Date

‘Sherlock’ Special Poster Reveals Title & Premiere Date

Masterpiece and PBS today announced that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a 90-minute special, will premiere Friday, January 1, 2016, on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS at 9:00pm ET, and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece. The special will have an encore broadcast on Sunday, January 10, at 10:00pm ET. This is the first time that Sherlock has premiered in the US and the UK on the same day.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now, our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan (played by Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also turn up at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock Season 4, will go into production in Spring, 2016. Airdate TBD.

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‘Sherlock’ Special Trailer Has Holmes Declaring a Victorian War

‘Sherlock’ Special Trailer Has Holmes Declaring a Victorian War

Following a brief glimpse of footage in a new BBC promo that debuted last month, Masterpiece PBS has unveiled a full trailer for the highly-anticipated Sherlock special, which still doesn't have a premiere date in place at this time. Unlike the regular series which is set in present day, this Christmas special transports both Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) all the way back to the 19th Century, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories took place. While it isn't known why this crime-fighting duo have been transported to the Victorian Era, we do get to see Sherlock put on a very special hat.

It was revealed at Comic-Con this summer that the Christmas Special will arrive sometime in December, and fans will also get the chance to watch the special in select movie theaters in the U.S. Executive producer Steven Moffat told the SDCC crowd that this is one of the finest episodes they have ever produced, and he even considered shifting the series to this time period, permanently. The first trailer offered a reference to the show's long absence, which hasn't aired a new episode since early 2014, with Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes telling his landlady Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) that "dismembered country squires" are "notoriously difficult to schedule," referencing the actor's own increasingly busy slate of productions.

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‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Footage Unveiled in BBC Promo

‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Footage Unveiled in BBC Promo

The last season saw Sherlock's life change a lot - he returned from the dead, his best friend John Watson married Mary Morstan and he met his match in Charles Augustus Magnussen. After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock came back only to face one of his biggest mysteries yet. Why is Moriarty's face being broadcast on every television in the land? The Christmas special will be followed in 2016 with Season 4, which, like previous seasons, will be comprised of three 90-minute episodes.

The Christmas Special is set in Victorian Era London, the same era when Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories take place. Steven Moffat revealed at Comic-Con that he hasn't started writing Sherlock Season 4 quite yet. But he did say back in March that this season will be much darker than the first three, describing certain aspects as "bloody frightening." The Comic-Con trailer showcased a Victorian Era setting, and offers a wink to the audience regarding the show's long absence, since a new episode hasn't aired since early 2014. When Holmes tells Mrs. Hudson that he didn't know when he was coming home, since "dismembered country squires" are "notoriously difficult to schedule," it is a nod to the stars' own increasingly busy schedules which have kept them away from the show.

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‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Trailer Sends Holmes Back in Time

‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Trailer Sends Holmes Back in Time

The ‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special, set in Victorian Era London, will debut in select theaters around the country in December.
‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Photo Reunites Cumberbatch & Freeman

‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Photo Reunites Cumberbatch & Freeman

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reunite in a new photo from BBC's highly-anticipated ‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special.
Will a ‘Sherlock’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Crossover Episode Happen?

Will a ‘Sherlock’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Crossover Episode Happen?

‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ producer Steven Moffat chimes in on the possibility of a crossover between both beloved shows.
  • First Aired
    2010