Today marks the return of BBC’s Sherlock, after a two-year hiatus. The series will pick up after the dramatic (and traumatic) events of The Reichenbach Fall, the last episode of the second series. The first episode of this series, The Empty Hearse (written by Mark Gatiss), will be based on the canon story (the Conan Doyle Novels), The Adventure of the Empty House; this adventure will mark Sherlock’s return to London, and most importantly, John Watson’s life.
MONTHS of speculation from fans will be cleared out today as this promising episode could finally reveal how Sherlock survived the fall and if John, as most of the fans have said in their headcanons, will punch Sherlock instead of just fainting like he did in the novels.
The BBC is adamant in their promotions and very purposeful in their choice of material. This time, they’ve put a crime-scene-esque ouline of Sherlock’s body outside St. Bart’s hospital (where he jumped off of the roof)
Hit right in the feels
So, tune in to BBC one at 9PM today for The Empty Hearse, and stock up on shock blankets. Will probably need those.
For those who aren’t living in the UK and don’t have BBC One, you can check out THIS website to convert what time the series will air in your region.
Also, I’ll include a bonus: for those who can’t watch the series in the UK, a stream is available here
WHAT’S THAT? MORE SHERLOCK SEASON 3 PHOTOS? YES PLEASE! (Spoilers Ahead)
It looks like after two years’ worth of silence, BBC’s Sherlock is coming back with a BANG.
With extravagant social media promotions (see literal empty hearse promotions around London and the #SherlockLives tag on Twitter), interactive trailers, and new photos coming out almost week-after-week, Sherlock’s return looks to be a busy and promising one.
What does worry me is it’s the BBC. They’re giving fans waaaay too much stuff, so as a fan I do begin to wonder if something VERY painful is up ahead.
NEWS IN THE FANDOM:
(from Mark Gatiss’ official Twitter account)
With this tweet, fans are up in speculation on what could be the content of this special vehicle; most have guessed that it could be the series’ air date.
As to what this certain vehicle could be, some have speculated that a hearse will be driving down the streets, based on the title of the season’s first episode, “The Empty Hearse.” It does make sense, if a hearse indeed drives down the streets tomorrow.
Nonetheless, Sherlock is STILL intent on the whole social media aspect, as the VERY specific hashtag #r3spects is used for this announcement by the fansite, Sherlockology.
More on this story tomorrow, as the vehicle roams around the said areas…
WATCH IT HERE
After all the chaos with John’s Blog and the Doctor Who 50th, it seems like it wasn’t enough! The BBC released this trailer TODAY, and the hashtag “#SherlockLives” is featured predominantly in the video. It is even trending on twitter RIGHT NOW
The trailer is a GREAT teaser; not revealing too many details about the season just yet, but revealing enough to get people curious and excited. The social media platform with hashtags is greatly used and I think it will be again.
NO DATE HAS BEEN RELEASED BY THE BBC, AND THE TRAILER ONLY HINTS AT IT “COMING SOON”.