How To Watch Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on New Year’s Day

Sherlock fans are already highly anticipating the new season of the globally successful TV show Sherlock. Unfortunately for the show’s fans, they will have to wait a bit longer before the show returns on TV as filming of the fourth three-episode series will still take place around April 2016. A new episode would probably be released in 2017.

But don’t worry. The creators of Sherlock have something in store for fans all over the world. Sherlock and friends are set to return on BBC One and into the big screen in a feature-length Christmas special set in Victorian London.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride is a 90-minute episode highlighting the adventures of the crime-fighting duo Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) as they try to solve yet another baffling case involving a ghost of a woman dressed in her old wedding gown that is prowling the streets.

But this is not your typical modern-day Sherlock though. This special episode is set in the Victorian era specifically in the year 1895 where the original books take place. You will get to see Holmes, Watson and the rest of the cast suited up in 19th century fashions. From Holmes’ old hairstyle to Watson’s big moustache, this Sherlock special will surely be as funny and exciting as the regular show.

New Year’s Day premiere

The much-loved TV series’ special episode will be airing on January 1, 2016. Both the Brits and the Americans will be able to watch the Christmas episode on the same day.

Given the popularity of the series, the producers have decided to give the one-off episode a theatrical release in over 500 cinemas in the UK alone. Theater audiences will not only get to see Sherlock in the big screen, but they will also be treated to a 20-minute exclusive additional footage including the making-of. Cinemas in the US and UK will open Sherlock: The Abominable Bride in January 5-6.

Check out the trailer of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Watch the Sherlock Movie online

Since the movie isn’t going to be available worldwide, not all Sherlock fans will get to watch it the same day or week as the UK and US. The only way for fans all over the world to watch the Sherlock movie on January 1 is by watching it on BBC.

But in order to even watch Sherlock on BBC, you must first have a UK IP address. You can catch the live stream of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on BBC One on New Year’s Day by masking your real IP address with a UK IP. To do that, you need to make use of a VPN service that offers VPN servers in the UK.

When you are connected to a UK VPN server, you can then access Sherlock on the BBC iPlayer with no hassle. That’s the beauty of using a VPN. Regardless of your actual whereabouts, you will be able to access the content you like on the Internet. There’s no need to deal with geographic restrictions anymore. As long as you are connected to a VPN, you can basically access the web freely.

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