BBC and PBS mystery drama “Sherlock” unveils five new character portraits for its upcoming Christmas special, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” to fans online Tuesday.

In a post to the show’s Facebook page, fans are able to see the new portraits. “New images released from The Abominable Bride. The game is afoot! ‪#‎221Back‬ ‪#‎Sherlock‬,” reads the post.

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The series’ social media page has been a great resource for fans awaiting the series since it premiered a snippet of footage for the upcoming Victorian-themed special. For the first time in the show’s history it will premiere in the US and the UK on the same night.

The series will also have its first showing in theaters when it premieres in January. “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” will appear in select theaters throughout the US and UK and feature bonus material that will not be shown on the small screen.

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The theatrical version of the special includes 20 minutes of additional footage: a guided tour of the set with executive producer Steven Moffat along with a “making-of” video guided by stars Cumberbatch and Freeman. Executive producer Rebecca Eaton previously told Entertainment Weekly that fans will be sure to support “Sherlock” on the big screen.

“’Sherlock’ fans just can’t get enough of the show in any way, shape or form,” explains Eaton. “Offering the show on lots of platforms makes it more of an event; good buzz raises all boats.”


“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” will be screened in theaters for two days only. Tickets are available now for the screenings on Jan. 5 and 6. The 90-minute Christmas special will air at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on January 1, 2016 on PBS and BBC America.

Posted by:Mannie Holmes