The Abominable Bride, the New Year’s special of the hit series Sherlock, was released in cinemas in more than 20 countries.
The series may be considered for a full-length film. Writer and co-creator Mark Gatiss said he is considering a film, as reported by Mirror.co.uk. “Of course we could do a movie but it would have to be a story of sufficient scale to make that move, because they’re already very big, very expensive and very movie-like. We don’t want to just send the cast away on holiday,” he said.
The series, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, may be made into a movie if the writers can create a worthy plot. The show has run for three seasons. Each episode runs for 90 minutes.
Speaking about the New Year’s special The Abominable Bride, Gatiss said it is not connected with the storyline or plot for Season 4. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes,” he said.
Steven Moffat, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, talked about the upcoming season, with a scheduled air date of January 2017, being very different from the first three. He said Season 4 will be consequences. “It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways—obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that—but there’s a sense of… things… coming back to bite you. It’s not a safe, sensible way to live. It’s hilarious and exhilarating some days, but some days it’s going to be bloody frightening.”
The Abominable Bride aired in the UK cinemas Friday night. While the episode also aired on BBC1.