Upon receiving another clue, we have deduced it is increasingly likely that the fourth season of the Sherlock TV show may well be its last. The BBC has announced that Sherlock: “The Final Problem,” will run in US movie theaters for two nights only, on January 16th and 18th. While we hope we are wrong, Sherlock on the big screen sure sounds like a series ending sendoff, to us.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, Sherlock: “The Final Problem,” is the season four finale of the PBS and BBC One TV series. Sherlock season four premieres on both BBC One and PBS on January 1st. Find out how to score tickets to the cinematic screening, after the jump.
Get the details from this BBC press release.
“Sherlock: The Final Problem,” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Comes to U.S. Cinemas Exclusively for Two Nights on January 16 and January 18
Published: December 9, 2016
The Season Four Finale of the Hit Series Lands on the Big Screen Following its TV premiere
Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content
December 9, 2016 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events present “Sherlock: The Final Problem” in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only starting on Monday, January 16, 2017 and on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 both at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Fans can celebrate the dramatic conclusion of the fourth season of the highly acclaimed BBC/MASTERPIECE drama which stars Emmy Award®-winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as part of a special cinematic presentation for one night only. Audiences will experience laughter, tears, shocks and surprises in this thrilling, not-to-miss season finale, as well as 15 minutes of exclusive extras.
“Sherlock” producer Sue Vertue says, “Fans clearly enjoyed the opportunity of watching ‘The Abominable Bride,’ in Cinemas last time so Hartswood Films are thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events again to do the same for ‘The Final Problem.’”
“We can’t think of a better way to start the new year off then experiencing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson on the big screen. The bonus content will be an excellent treat for the show’s loyal fans,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.
Tickets for “Sherlock: The Final Problem” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Sherlock is a global phenomenon, engaging audiences from Berlin to Beijing, from Texas to Tokyo. The show has sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, 9 Emmys® and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association. Sherlock made its mark in U.S. pop-culture being one of only three British TV shows that have appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
“‘Sherlock’ fans are always dedicated and passionate, filling up movie theaters across the country for these exciting events,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “We are thrilled to partner with the BBC team again to bring this thrilling series back to the big screen to allow fans to meet-up at the movies once again.”
“Sherlock” airs Sundays starting January 1 on PBS MASTERPIECE.
“Sherlock” is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece. It is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programing in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two production divisions – BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and the U.S. version of Top Gear; and Adjacent Productions, producers of Da Vinci’s Demons, Life Below Zero, and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC America through a joint venture with AMC Networks.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Sherlock TV series? Will you go see the season four finale at the movie theater? Do you think this is the end of Sherlock, or will it be renewed for additional seasons?