The BBC have released an extended trailer for the Sherlock Victorian special, The Abominable Bride. The two-minute preview incorporates more of the story, and we get a glimpse of the bride in question – a frothing, gun-toting woman who looks much more suited to a classic horror film than a detective mystery!
This trailer, 30 seconds longer than that launched last month and offers us a deeper glimpse at the atmosphere, which looks gloriously Victorian and suitably misty, as well as some of the supporting characters.
Rupert Graves’ Inspector Lestrade and his mighty mutton chops look justly dumbfounded by everything going on, and I’m glad Amanda Abbington’s Mary hasn’t lost all of her edge with this being set in the time of the original stories, out of the continuity of the series up to this point.
The UK has a tradition of spooky things around the winter holidays, for reasons we here in North America don’t really grasp, but this special certainly appears to have all the requisite chills befitting a scary mystery such as this. We still don’t know what the mystery is, of course, but we’re sure excited to see it.
“The Abominable Bride,” written by Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss and directed by Doctor Who veteran Douglas Mackinnon, will premiere on BBC OneNew Year’s Day, 2016.