‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ New Trailer Features an Eerie New Mystery [WATCH VIDEO]

By Sumeet Kaur | 2 years ago
‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ New Trailer Features an Eerie New Mystery [WATCH VIDEO]

BBC’s crime drama “Sherlock”,  is followed by a lot of viewers. Lately, a new “Sherlock” trailer has been released for a  special episode, “The Abominable Bride”,  and many fans are excitedly waiting for the day  it finally airs!

The new trailer  shows an enigmatic and creepy figure appearing in a veil that definitely leaves viewers intrigued.

From what is shown, it is very clear that this story is set in 1895 Victorian London, the same setting which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his Sherlock Holmes stories in.

Screen Rant reports that the role of the genius detective, Sherlock Holmes, will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and Dr. John Watson will be portrayed by Martin Freeman. Watson will also be flaunting a handlebar mustache in the episode.

It was also noted that the Victorian setting will only be used for “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”, as the showrunner of the  series has stated that the fourth season of “Sherlock” will  be set in modern times.


The official synopsis of the The Abominable Bride” suggests that it is similar to a classic Sherlock Holmes tale.

It is a murder mystery that has lot of supernatural elements in it. Since it is set in the Victorian period, there are also steam trains, top hats, frock-coats and hansom cabs everywhere in the episode.

The story goes like this: Mr. Thomas Ricoletti (Gerald Kyd) sees his wife dressed in her old wedding gown and gets  horrified by it. This is because his wife had just committed suicide a few hours ago, and he does not understand  how she could have come back from the dead.

Viewers then saw Mrs. Ricoletti’s (Natasha O’Keeffe) ghost walking along the foggy streets, seeking revenge. Holmes, Watson and a few others then went through the misty streets of Limehouse, a deserted church, and several other places to fight the apparition and to find the truth.


The trailer is replete with eerie settings. There are dark streets and dingy, narrow pathways that  define a mystery set in London during the Victorian era. The episode will be sinister, but viewers can still laugh a little when Holmes cracks a joke or two about the mortuary.

It has also been learned that “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” is not based on one of Doyle’s stories. Entertainment Weekly reports that the story was  was written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and is a fresh new take on things.

It will air on BBC One in the United Kingdom on January 1, 2016 at 9:00 PM, and it will be aired on same day and time on PBS in the United States.

Speculation is high that the fourth season of “Sherlock” will  premiere in the latter half of next year.

Check out the trailer below!

Photo Source: Facebook/Sherlock 

Video Source: Youtube/BBC

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Sumeet is a blogger and life enthusiast. She has a penchant for thick books; anything from stories of spiritual journeys to silly romances or entertaining mysteries would do. She also loves watching spooky movies or the ones that can make her giggle.