With the return of Sherlock premiering on New Year’s Day, this past week, BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events will present the Season 4 finale in movie theaters across North America for two nights only: Monday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Following what’s promised as a “thrilling, not-to-miss season finale” will be 15 minutes of exclusive behind the scenes extras.
The finale being accessible in a crowd accommodating venue is a testament to the marvel that the PBS Masterpiece Mystery series has become. It is indeed, according to BBC Worldwide, a “global phenomenon, engaging audiences from Berlin to Beijing, from Texas to Tokyo.” It is now viewed in over 240 territories across the globe.
Indeed, the series has won multiple accolades and awards, including 12 BAFTAs, 9 Emmys® and a Peabody. What a plum for series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (who also portrays Mycroft Holme’s) who brought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation into the modern era with such perfection it almost feels as if the source material was written in the 21st Century.
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Season 4’s first episode: “The Six Thatchers” (with a loop de loop of a plot, including the dead herring of Moriarty, a cryptic hint of an additional brother (Wh-a-a-a…?) and the former MI-6 agent Mary Watson) is followed by “The Lying Detective,” (PBS – January 8 @ 9pm/8pm central) with guest star Toby Jones as Culverton Smith. The third episode Sherlock: The Final Problem can also be seen via the small screen on PBS January 15, at 7pm/8pm central.
If you missed “The Six Thatchers,” it’s available for streaming HERE.
The continuing ensemble has returned with Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper and it looks like… a surprise guest!
The third episode, “The Final Problem,” offers up an additional puzzle that was inevitable, it seems: Will they or won’t they return? That is the question. More on that next.