While there’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding the highly anticipated “Sherlock” holiday special, BBC One released a trailer Saturday for “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.” The 40-second teaser gives fans a glimpse into the 90-minute one-off episode that will air on Jan. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. This will mark the first time a “Sherlock” show will air in both countries on the same day, after years of complaints from fans.
The trailer shows Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) back in their Victorian roots.
“To the morgue, there’s not a moment to lose. Which one can so rarely say of a morgue,” Cumberbatch says in the trailer.
The official “Sherlock” YouTube channel has published three full trailers for “The Abominable Bride,” with subsequent videos for fans including the funniest moments from the set of the special and an explanation of why Sherlock is going back to 1895 and how the special is different than filming previous episodes.
The Victorian special is the first new “Sherlock” for two years, with the full fourth series scheduled to start shooting in the spring after Cumberbatch finishes filming Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”
“The Abominable Bride” will bow at 9 p.m. on Jan. 1 on “Masterpiece Mystery!” on PBS and online at.