BBC releases creepy new teaser for ‘Sherlock’ Victorian special – watch

Titled 'The Abominable Bride', the self-contained special airs on BBC One on New Year's Day

The BBC has released a creepy new teaser trailer for the forthcoming Sherlock festive special.

Titled ‘The Abominable Bride’, the self-contained special takes Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson back to Victorian London, where they will attempt to solve an “impossible case”. It’s the first episode of the BAFTA-winning drama not to be set in the present day.

Discussing the episode recently, Sherlock‘s co-creator Steven Moffat described it as a “separate entity on its own” that’s “kind of in its own little bubble”.

The festive special is set to air on BBC One at 9pm on New Year’s Day. On the same evening, it will also be screened at more than 100 cinemas across the UK.

Following the self-contained special, Sherlock will return to the present day for a new series of three episodes, which is due to start shooting in early 2016. The show’s co-creator Mark Gatiss has recently confirmed that he and Steven Moffat hope to continue the series for “as long as we can”.