‘Sherlock’ Confirms ‘Abominable Bride’ Special Will Hit Theaters
At long last, the weekend saw Sherlock confirming that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would hit the Victoria era in early January, but there’s even better news than a new trailer. The BBC has confirmed that Sherlock will follow Doctor Who by heading into theaters, so when can we check out Sherlock: The Abominable Bride?
Per Entertainment Weekly, fans in the US and UK can either watch The Abominable Bride on its January 1 premiere, or head to theaters for a two-day run on January 5 and 6. As if that weren’t enough, the theatrical release will include 20 minutes of additional footage, including a guided tour of the 221B Baker Street set with executive producer Steven Moffat, as well as a making-of featurette with Cumberbatch and Freeman.
Those interested in attending can purchase tickets beginning November 6 at Fathom Events, as well as participating theater box offices. We don’t yet have a full list, but the event is expected to run in over 500 theaters stateside.
So reads the official description provided by PBS for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride:
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) 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.
When last we heard, showrunner Steven Moffat had plotted through a potential fifth season of the series, while the fourth was projected to shoot sometime in 2016. Along with the surprise resurrection of Season 3 finale “His Last Vow,” Moffat also specified that Sherlock Season 4 would likely see increased roles for the women of the series, particularly Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs), potentially adding new female characters into the mix as well, as part of “Sherlock’s gradual humanization.”
You can check out the latest trailers for the Victorian Sherlock special below, but will you head to theaters for The Abominable Bride?