'Sherlock' UK Airdate Finally Revealed


Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock


While many of us here in the States are only just coming out of our post-Thankgiving, turkey-filled comas, our friends across the pond have been giving a little thanks of their own — but it has nothing to do with food.

As many of you already know, 'Sherlock' is scheduled to hit U.S. small screens on Jan. 19, however, it's been unknown when exactly the original U.K. premiere would commence...until now that is. Earlier today, BBC One announced that the highly anticipated airdate would be kicking off in Britain on New Year's Day!

That's right, folks. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will return as the dynamic, crime-solving duo, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, beginning on Jan. 1, 2014 on BBC One. That's almost THREE weeks earlier! You all have our permission to be green with envy.

But in true 'Sherlock' fashion, this big reveal was anything but ordinary. The network made the announcement by performing a rather fitting publicity stunt in London earlier today. Since the first episode in the new three-part series is titled 'The Empty Hearse,' BBC One sent an actual empty hearse around the city with a floral arrangement spelling out the New Year's return date in the window (see below).

Fans have been desperate for answers ever since witnessing Sherlock plummet to his (fake) death during the Season 2 finale, 'The Reichenbach Fall.' So between this latest stunt and last week's teaser trailer, 'Sherlock'-ians (is that a word? let's just go with it.) will have plenty to chew on before either release date.

What do you think of this latest news? Should we all consider moving to the U.K. just so we can see 'Sherlock' early? How excited are you for Season 3? Hit the comments below and let us know your thoughts!

Sherlock Season 3 hearse

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Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Nov 29th, 2013, 11:57 am

Images courtesy of BBC One


Message Posted On Dec 1st, 2013, 6:00 am
It's a 4, don't combine the K above with the 4, because it kind of resembles 3 :P

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Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2013, 10:49 pm

@Anonymous No, it says 2014. It might look a bit like a "3" at first but it's definitely a "4".


Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2013, 8:34 pm
My Apologies I meant to type:( Does The year on the hearse say 01-01-2013)?? Doesn't say 2014? So how is this any indication of when show airs? I am blonde. lol

Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2013, 8:29 pm
Does The year on the hearse say 01-01-2012?? Window says: "Sherlock Lives"

Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2013, 7:02 pm
And on the drivers window,right hand side for our American cousins, there is a banner that says "Sherlock Lives"
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