Sherlock season 3 premiere date!

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Sherlock and Watson
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

Dust off those magnifying glasses because Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson!

In the US, season 3 of Sherlock will premiere on Sunday, January 19 at 10pm on PBS, right after the equally popular Downton Abbey (which will itself have already premiered two weeks earlier on January 5 at 9pm). Following the usual format, Sherlock will release in three mega-episodes titled “The Empty Hearse,” “The Sign of Three,” and “His Last Vow.”

Sherlock executive producer Sue Vertue says, “We are hugely excited about this next series of Sherlock, and have worked closely with our partners, Masterpiece and PBS, to bring these episodes to US audiences in January. We promise our fans that Season 3 is worth waiting for.”

Rebecca Eaton, Masterpiece executive producer was even more enthusiastic. She recently talked with Entertainment Weekly about the new episodes, expressing, “They’re fantastic. They are jaw dropping. They are like small movies. Benedict and Martin are so in their Sherlock-Watson groove. They are so comfortable with that relationship it’s like being in the room with them.”

So, for those of you who adore Cumberbatch’s intense genius, get ready for some epic TV drama like only the Brits can deliver on PBS.

Images courtesy of Sherlock Facebook.