27/10/2015 11:46 GMT | Updated 27/10/2015 11:59 GMT

'Sherlock' Christmas Episode: Steven Moffat And Amanda Abbington Tease 'Proper Gothic Horror' Special

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”.

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Filming was completed earlier this year

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.

Fans have already been treated to a number of snaps of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in character, and a trailer was also released earlier this year.

‘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.

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