First episode of detective caper will air on New Year's Day 2014
The transmission date for the third series of Sherlock has finally been revealed.
The BBC have now confirmed that the first episode of the next season of the show will be broadcast on New Year’s Day, with episode two following on January 5 and the final episode coming a week later on January 12. A publicity stunt for the programme saw a black hearse with the words ‘Sherlock – 01 01 14’ visiting a number of filming locations featured on the series including Baker Street and St Bart’s Hospital.
The first episode of the run will be the Mark Gatiss-penned story ‘The Empty Hearse’, followed by Stephen Thompson’s ‘The Sign Of Three’ and then Steven Moffat’s finale episode ‘His Last Vow’. A plot synopsis for the first episode was recently released on the BFI website. Explaining where the story picks up after the end of series two, it teases: “Just one more miracle, Sherlock. Stop being dead. For Dr John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’.
“Two years after the devastating events of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, John appears to have got on with his life. New horizons and romance beckon. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to take John at his word, staging his resurrection with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it, though, he’s in for a very big surprise…”
You can watch a trailer for the new series by clicking below.