PBS has put together a special promo touting the fact that Sunday nights in January are about to become a Very Big Deal with the back-to-back airings of two of the networks biggest hits to date. The new spot features snippets from both shows – sadly, predominantly from earlier seasons – along a similar theme that looks to the future.
How will she manage? This is the question all Downton fans are asking themselves – how will Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) deal with life in the wake of her husband Matthew’s (Dan Stevens) death? How will she manage raising their son alone? Well, alone, being relative in this particular instance, if we’re counting the veritable army of servants and multiple sets of grandparents and great-grandparents.
The question plaguing Sherlock fans is of a slightly different variety – how did the world’s only consulting detective manage to leap to his own death and not, as it turns out, actually die? Though it would be fair to ask ourselves exactly how poor John Watson’s (Martin Freeman) been coping with life whilst thinking his BFF threw himself off of a rooftop. Everyone’s eagerly awaiting Sherlock Holmes’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) return to the land of the living, and wondering how literature’s greatest best friends are going to work out their issues and get back to the whole solving amazing mysteries thing.
Watch the new double-feature promo for yourself below – and start getting excited for Sunday nights!
It’s possible that we should all just start planning to take most of January as a personal day. Downton Abbey Series 4 premieres on January 5, while Sherlock returns a couple of weeks later on January 19.
Which series’ return are you most looking forward to? Downton Abbey or Sherlock?