‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ spoilers: Official details from the BBC before big premiere

Sherlock season 3It has been almost two years for most people since they have seen an episode of “Sherlock,” but the wait is almost over! The new special entitled “The Abominable Bride” is just over one day away, and for those of you curious about anything and everything pertaining to the big event, we’ve got some details for you below.

First of all, let’s talk start times. “The Abominable Bride” will air beginning at 9:00 p.m. London time on BBC One, and this is also the local time in which it will air on PBS in America. (Granted, that is technically eight hours later, but that’s not long for U.S. audiences to wait given how long they do for “Downton Abbey” or “Call the Midwife.”) As for the plot, you probably are well aware that we are moving towards a Victorian interpretation of the Arthur Conan Doyle source material, which is actually much closer to what the original tales of Sherlock Holmes were.

BBC has released a rather extended synopsis of the episode (which runs just over an hour and a half), and you can see information on all of that below:

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 unslakable 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!

In the end, this special is a bit of an interesting “what if?” scenario that creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are seemingly exploring for the fun of it. We don’t think that there will really be a ghost at the end of it, but given that this is an alternate universe and therefore not technically something canon to the original series, who knows?

We’ll be back tomorrow with our full review of the “Sherlock” special, and you’ll be able to see that over at the link here. The same goes for some of our first details on the upcoming fourth season! Also, sign up over here to gather up some additional news on everything we cover, sent right to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: BBC One.)

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