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BBC's 'Sherlock' Headed to Theaters for the First Time in 2016

In partnership with Fathom Events, BBC Worldwide North America and Masterpice on PBC are bringing the popular series Sherlock to theaters for the first time in January 2016 with the special episode Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as famed detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty assistant Dr. John Watson. There have been three series of the show thus far totaling nine episodes. The Abominable Bride is set to be a special episode airing between the third and fourth series and will be a stand-alone story set in 1895 Victorian London. The episode will air simultaneously on the BBC in the UK and on PBS in the United States on January 1, 2016 at 9pm ET; a first for the series which has usually aired in the UK first followed by a US release.

The Abominable Bride will then have a special two night screening in theaters across the country on January 5 and 6 at 7:30pm. The theatrical screenings will include an additional 20 minutes of exclusive footage featuring a guided set tour of 221B Baker Street hosted by co-writer/executive producer Steven Moffat prior to the feature, and a “making of” short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and more.

“Sherlock on the big screen. For us, it's a giant leap backwards - into Victorian London. The mean streets of 1895 have never looked so good,” states co-writer Steven Moffat.

“It's not suddenly going to be a different show. It’s essentially our Sherlock as if we’d always done it set in 1895. It has the same sensibility. The language is obviously slightly different but we wanted it to feel as funny and as vivid as our modern-day one. Otherwise it would be a sort of dusty period piece which is not what we are interested in,” states co-writer Mark Gatiss.

Tickets will be available beginning November 6, 2015 and can be purchased online at FathomEvents.com or in person at the box office. Be sure to check the site for a listing of participating theaters to find one closest to you.

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