In Sherlock 301, the first story of the third series, we have Sherlock Holmes rising from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him.
The UK airdate on BBC at 9.00pm to 10.30pm is January 1, 2014. In the US the air date on PBS in the Masterpiece slot at 9:58-11:59pm ET is Sunday, January 19th, 2014 (repeated 9:00-11:00pm ET on January 23rd, 2014).
Sherlock 301 “The Empty Hearse” – Image Gallery
Sherlock 301 “The Empty Hearse” – Official Information
In episode one of this new series, two years after the devastating effects of The Reichenbach Fall, Dr John Watson has got on with his life. New horizons, romance and a comforting domestic future beckon.
With London under threat of a huge terrorist attack, Sherlock Holmes is about to rise from the grave with all the theatricality that comes so naturally to him.
It’s what his best friend wanted more than anything, but for John Watson it might well be a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’! If Sherlock thinks everything will be just as he left it though, he’s in for a very big surprise…
Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.
Sherlock Season 3 – Overview
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office – UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones).