‘Sherlock’ Christmas special to be screened in UK cinemas on New Year’s Day

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman head back to Victorian London in the one-off episode

The forthcoming Sherlock Christmas special will be shown in over 100 UK cinemas for one night only on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2016).

As previously announced, 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.

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Tickets go on sale on November 2. Full listings can be found here.

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 BBC has yet to announce an air date for the Victorian special, but it will be some time during this year’s Christmas TV season.

Watch a trailer for the episode below.

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 the continue the series for “as long as we can”.


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