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The upcoming 'Sherlock' special now has a name, a broadcast date, a trailer and some juicy details.

We knew it would be set in Victorian London, and that it would be shown in cinemas in China, but that was about it.

Now we also know it'll be called 'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride' and it'll air on January 1st 2016. It'll be shown simultaneously in the US and UK – a first for the series.

The show will air at 1am UK time, and 9pm Eastern Time. Seems like a bum deal for us Brits.

Writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington and Sue Vertue spoke to Digital Spy about the special.

"It's generally a brand new story," said Gatiss. "There are bits and pieces from the original Conan Doyle, but it's mostly a brand new story."

Moffat added that it was inspired by a reference to an "abominable wife" in one of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

"It's proper gothic horror," added Abbington, "it's properly scary and edge of your seat, and... feels very original and authentic."

Gatiss went on to describe it as a "Christmas ghost story, which is what we all want".

Series four of 'Sherlock' will start shooting in April.


Digital Spy

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