By Sahil Patel
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and created by Steven Moffat, “Sherlock” is one of the most popular shows on BBC. It’s returning for a third series on January 1, after a two-year wait. (I don’t want to spoil anything for you if you haven’t seen it yet, but the end of the second series made the show’s eventual return a highly anticipated one.)
To tide you over for the next week, and get you even more excited for the return of the famous sleuth and his partner-in-crime-solving, the BBC has released a mini-episode online called “Many Happy Returns.” The episode is available on BBC’s YouTube channel, which currently has more than 1.67 million subscribers. It’s also embedded right here for your viewing pleasure.
This is not the first time Moffat and BBC have put something online to promote a TV show. The two partnered on a series of mini-episodes to help prepare and inform viewers for the 50th anniversary special of “Dr. Who,” which aired last month.
It’s a practice you see stateside as well, with networks like USA and Bravo putting out additional and companion content online to keep viewers engaged. But for now, enjoy the seven-minute return to Moffat’s modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes.