The BBC unveils new pics and a detailed synopsis for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

A new press release by the BBC has yielded new pics and a lot more info for their upcoming holiday special Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

In a really cool move, the worldwide hit series is dropping its modern-day setting and returning to its Victorian London roots for a one-off yuletide special. Written and co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock takes its inspiration in the immortal works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, who also helmed this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his BFF, Dr. John Watson. The special also sees the return of series regulars Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Jonathan Aris as Anderson. 

Here's the detailed description for the upcoming special:

"Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”

We've been here before - but what if this wasn't the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world's most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?

Welcome to 'Sherlock' in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER...

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life...

Mrs Ricoletti's ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about... the Abominable Bride!

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will air on Jan. 1 and will also have a limited theatrical release in January. Are you excited for some new Sherlock?

(via BBC, Far Far Away)

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