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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Holiday Special Trailer Released — See the Spooky Clip!

What a way to kick off 2016! A new trailer for the Sherlock holiday special, The Abominable Bride, has been released by the BBC, and “Sherlocked” fans are squealing with seasonal cheer.

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In the spooky new clip, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) are in uncharted territory. A description for the special reads: “Our heroes find themselves in 1890s London investigating a mysterious ghostly bride who appears to have committed murder from beyond the grave.”

Sherlock and Watson
Sherlock and Watson

“It cannot be true, Holmes, it cannot!” a terrified Dr. Watson exclaims.

“I know it can’t,” Holmes hesitantly assures him.

Cut to a creepy bride, whose face is covered in lace, shooting those who have wronged her.

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It’s been almost two years since the acclaimed BBC drama has released a new 90-minute episode. The final episode of series 3, “His Last Vow,” premiered in the U.S. in February 2014. All of the show’s leads have expressed interest in a full fourth series, but due to scheduling conflicts, production has been delayed several times.


Cocreator Steven Moffat told the press in May that filming for series 4 would begin in the spring of 2016 and new episodes likely won’t air until 2017. So for now, let this special tide you over, Sherlock disciples!

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride premieres Friday, January 1, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.


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