Sherlock

Here’s the First Image From the New Season of ‘Sherlock’

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch and his super cute new canine companion (Photo:  Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE)

A bright spot has appeared in the long wait for Sherlock Season 4.

Yes, the fourth season is still filming and we’re unlikely to see new episodes before early 2017. But there is a (tiny) light at the end of the tunnel at last. The BBC and Masterpiece have released the first image from the upcoming new season, and while it reveals literally nothing about what we can expect to see story-wise, and doesn’t even feature both cast members, it’s still basically water in the desert for fans anxiously awaiting new material. 

‘Sherlock’ Gets Creepy in New ‘The Abominable Bride’ Trailer

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, all dressed up like it's 1895. (Photo:  Courtesy of © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE)

It’s kind of been exciting watching the Sherlock promotional machine get into gear ever since the announcement that the series’ Victorian-themed special episode would air on New Year’s Day.

 And while we’re all justifiably sad that we’re only getting one installment with the Boys of Baker Street to tide us over until Season 4 (which, regrettably, won’t even start filming until early 2016), at least we’re getting almost as many Sherlock-related goodies – photos, interviews, trailers – as we would if this were actually a full season. (JK, I totally know that this is in no way the same. I’m just trying to make us all feel better.) 

‘Sherlock’ Special to Receive Theatrical Screening in January

These outfits are so great. (Photo: Courtesy of © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE)

Good news: We know the title of the upcoming Sherlock special, and we know it’s airing in America on January 1 at 9pm, thanks to Masterpiece and your local PBS station. Additionally, we also know we’ll be seeing new Sherlock on the same day as our friends in the UK, for the first time ever.

The cherry on top of this sundae of awesome is that after you get your feelings about The Abominable Bride under control following its television premiere, you can go see it again in a movie theater with fellow Sherlock fans!

Yes, Sherlock is getting its first big-screen theatrical release, and is expected to screen in over 500 theaters across the United States.

‘Sherlock’ Special Gets an Airdate and Episode Title

Rejoice, Sherlock fans – we finally have some concrete news about the upcoming special episode!

The Victorian-themed installment of the detective drama will be titled The Abominable Bride and will air on January 1, 2016 at 9pm on Masterpiece.

This will mark the first time ever that US fans will get to see the new episode on the same day as the folks in the UK. (Accounting of course for time differences and such, so the same as with Doctor Who on BBC America these days.) It will also be our first bit of new Sherlock in two years. (Series 3 aired in January of 2014.) Start your countdown clocks now!

Watch: The Trailer for the 'Sherlock' Special is Here!

Finally, the moment has arrived – the full trailer for the upcoming Sherlock special is here!

And, for those of us who’ve been waiting almost two years for anything featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, this is basically water in the desert. This could be the worst trailer in the world, and it probably wouldn’t matter, because we’re all so desperate for new material.

So it’s probably a good thing that the new trailer is fantastic then.

Get Your First Look at the Upcoming ‘Sherlock’ Special

I’m officially home from a wonderful long weekend at San Diego Comic Con, also known as nerd nirvana. I saw a lot of cool stuff and geeked out about a lot of things, so bear with me as I recap a few of them.

Probably the best thing I saw at Comic Con this past weekend was a panel featuring several members of the Sherlock cast and crew, including creator Steven Moffat, executive producer Sue Vertue and star Rupert Graves.

The group chatted and took questions from fans for roughly an hour, touching on wide ranging topics from the show’s upcoming Victorian special episode to how to write comedy to what makes Sherlock so popular. It was a very enlightening and entertaining panel, just from a topical sense – and that’s before they dropped the first new Sherlock footage we’ve seen in the better part of two years.

‘Sherlock’ Series 4 Set to Film in Spring 2016

Well, Sherlock fans, it’s a good thing we’ve had a lot of practice at waiting out lengthy hiatuses between seasons of our favorite show, because it looks like we’re in for another one. (Or a continuing one, depending on how you look at it, I guess?)

Everyone’s favorite detective drama is already set to return for a Victorian-themed special episode later this year, but it looks like we won’t see a full Season 4 for some time yet.

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