This is not part of the regular seasons of the BBC show Sherlock starring the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Rather it is a Christmas special and a stand-alone one at that. Though it does take up where Season Three left off.
Sherlock has been removed from England against his wishes. Put on a plane and flown out of the country. To pass the time during the flight he, in his mind, revisits a case from around a hundred years ago. It is one of the more infamous cases from the time and known as the Abominable Bride.
The case involved a woman killing herself in front of many residents of the town. Though shortly afterwards she returns to kill a bunch of her former husbands. How can a dead woman commit murders you might ask? This is the exact puzzle that Sherlock is working out himself.
As this is BBC you can expect that level of quality. The two men behind this special, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffatt, have created a mystery so twisted that it will keep your full attention. It also allows you to get inside the rather complex mind of Sherlock. Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) really are wonderful in their characters. The two really have a knack for delivering this witty dialogue.
- Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock – 30-minute “making of” documentary
- Mark Gatiss: Production Diary
- Creating the Look – Eight inside looks into how different scenes were created in the Sherlock Special
- Interview with the writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
- Sherlockology Q&A