The cinema screenings of the final episode of the upcoming fourth season will run simultaneously with its transmission on BBC One
The final episode of the upcoming fourth season of Sherlock will be screened in selected cinemas in the UK and Ireland for one night only in January.
The BBC crime-drama adaptation of the hugely-popular Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, will make its long-awaited return to the screen on January 1. ‘The Six Thatchers’ will kick off the fourth season, which will be broadcast in the UK on BBC One at 8:30 p.m on New Year’s Day.
It has now been announced that ‘The Final Problem’ – the final installment of the three-episode season – will be screened in selected UK cinemas at the same time as it is broadcast on BBC One.
Screening at 9pm on January 15, the episode will be shown in selected Cineworld, Odeon, Picture House, Vue, Empire, Omniplex, Showcase and Everyman cinemas in the UK and Ireland. Additional exclusive content will also be shown during the special cinema screenings, with 300 theatres set to take part.
Producer Sue Vertue said that the success of last year’s screening of the Sherlock Christmas special The Abominable Bride led to the decision to screen ‘The Final Problem’ in cinemas.
“Fans clearly enjoyed the opportunity of watching The Abominable Bride in cinemas last time, so Hartswood Films are thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide again to do the same for this series 4 finale.”
A cryptic new teaser for the show was released last month, with the words “It’s not a game anymore” displayed – see that new Sherlock teaser here.