New Info And Air Dates For SHERLOCK Season 3

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sherlockSteven Moffat and Mark Gatiss astounded us during the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations, and early next year they’ll pull it off again with Sherlock. The third season of the smash-hit BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will return, and finish, sooner than we expected.

The BBC have officially announced that the new 3-episode series of Sherlock will begin on New Year’s Day. The Radio Times then went ahead and revealed the air dates for the remaining two episodes. The rest of the season will premiere on January 5th and the 12th. The entire season will be over and done with in a mere 11 days after nearly four and a half hours of top notch drama. The first episode will air in the US on PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 19th with the remaining two episodes premiering in subsequent weeks, as previously announced. The official blurb for the third season follows. And because it gives us a good reason to watch them again, below that is the two teaser trailers that were put out for the series.

The contemporary re-imagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, co-created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, has caused a sensation since it first aired in the summer of 2010, the last series delivering an audience of more than 10 million viewers who have tuned in to watch Sherlock and John Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers in three thrilling, action-packed adventures.
In episode one of this new series, two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon. But, with London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him. It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.

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