‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ Trailer Pits Holmes and Watson Against a Deadly Ghost

By December 14, 2015

One thing that Sherlock fans never thought they’d see was the series go back to the original 19th century origins of the source material. The series, after all, was sold as the modern day adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman), and up until this point – the series has remained as contemporary as possible it seems. However, showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are known for their unpredictability, and with this year’s Sherlock Christmas special, it looks like Holmes and Watson are going back in time.

Titled The Abominable Bride, the series finds our favorite investigative duo working to solve a case of supernatural circumstances in 19th century London, as Holmes and Watson use the tools of the time to try and unravel the mystery behind their latest investigation. Not much has been revealed about the 90-minute special’s story as of yet, despite several small teasers and images from the episode that had been previously released.

However, a new trailer for The Abominable Bride has premiered online today, and it gives us some more mysterious insight into the special’s story, which looks to be lying more on the horror side of Sherlock‘s wide array of genres. Check out the trailer below:

Moffat has previously stated that the Christmas special should be seen as a one-off type of episode, acting as palette cleanser for fans until the new series debuts. Despite several horror-esque sequences shown throughout too, the comedic chemistry seems alive and thriving in the special as well, and it’ll be interesting to see how Moffat and Gatiss are planning on incorporating the Christmas elements into the story.

As usual, both Freeman and Cumberbatch look as comfortable as ever in their roles, and while the special definitely isn’t the new season that fans were hoping for, it should be a nice way to tide us over until the new season rolls around. Whenever that is.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will premiere on BBC on January 1st, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable