The ‘Sherlock’ Christmas special was given a title and air date at London Comic Con over the weekend, and showrunner Steven Moffat and star Amanda Abbington have now teased what fans can expect from the feature-length special.
‘The Abominable Bride’ will air on BBC One - and in selected cinemas around the country - on New Year’s Day 2016, and Amanda has stated that it will be a “proper gothic horror”.
Speaking to Digital Spy with Mark Gatiss, the duo have teased the one-off show’s plot, and Mark stated that the episode will be “mostly an original story”.
"There are loads and loads of details from the original stories, and there is a case referenced in the story about 'Ricoletti with the club foot and his abominable wife', so this is broadly speaking, that,” Steven added.
Mark also labels the episode a “Christmas ghost story”, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
‘The Abominable Bride’ is a standalone episode, but fans have nothing to worry about, as over the weekend, Mark confirmed that the cast will unite to film series four in Spring 2016.