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
Today, BBCOne released their 2014 programme trailers, and new clips from Sherlock are added in.
Watch the trailer HERE (link is from a tumblr blog)
The trailer seems to contain the start of Sherlock’s best man speech, among new and interesting clips.
I’ve got nothing more to say, except that there’s only 19 hours left until The Empty Hearse airs and goodluck to all of us in the fandom waiting.
CLICK HERE FOR SHERLOCK’S INTERACTIVE TRAILER (Spoilers ahead)
BBC’s Sherlock has done it again! Today, the “feels-inducing” interactive trailer for series 3 has been released and it features exclusive clips from the series, and the photos that buzzfeed has shown. Note that (SPOILERS) the video also gives glimpses of how Sherlock survived the fall/ how he planned it out, and it WENT BY FAIRLY QUICKLY. So stand by and try not to miss it!
HAVE A DRAMATIC SOUNDTRACK FOR THIS DRAMATIC NEWS (just press play, yeah?)
(Excuse me, I’m just going to sit here for a bit.)
Yesterday’s tweets from the crew of BBC’s Sherlock ring true today. This morning, a hearse was seen around the London area, bearing the airdate of the first episode of series 3, “The Empty Hearse” (VERY FITTING ADVERTISING for an episode with that title. Kudos to whoever thought of that.)
The UK airdate, as seen above, is on January 1st, 2014 (Happy New Year too, BBC </sarcasm>)
It has also been confirmed that the other airdates for the series will be on the following dates:
Episode 2, “The Sign of the Three”: January 5, 2014
Episode 3, “His Last Vow”: January 12, 2014
The US airdate for “The Empty Hearse” will be on January 19, 2014; a WEEK after all three episodes have been released in the UK
There has yet to be an AIRTIME to be announced by the BBC, so stay tuned for that announcement.
November sure is proving to be a busy month, as more fandom news comes along the way.
On Monday, November 4th, the official BBCOne twitter posted a teaser image from the third series of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
The first episode of the third series is called “The Empty Hearse,” and will answer the biggest mystery of the series so far: How did Sherlock survive his fall?
There is no official air date from the BBC just yet, but it has been announced that there will be a special screening at the British Film Institute Southbank in London, on December 15. PBS has also announced that the series will air on January 19, 2014, at 10 pm.
Fans have been waiting for about a year now, since the series’ finale in early 2012, and are still waiting for the BBC’s official air date. Looks like the three years that John Watson has canonically waited for are turning into the fandom’s waiting years…let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.