While the fourth season of Sherlock isn’t coming until January 2016, there may be a silver lining for fans. Martin Freeman revealed that in December 2015 a Christmas special would be released for the fans. While there is no exact date as to when the special will air, it does shorten the year and a half wait fans were set to endure waiting for new episodes of the hit drama series.
Show runner Steven Moffat has revealed that the special would be The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Based on the Christmas themed short of the same name, Steven also offered the information that the special would remain very true to the short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Moffat has also noted that the exact air date will be based on the schedule that the BBC has to work with, which won’t be known until sometime next year.