The scheduling move gives PBS a powerful Sunday one-two punch — Fresh installments from Downton Abbey‘s fourth season (bowing Jan. 5) will lead into Sherlock‘s three new episodes.
EP Rebecca Eaton promises Season 3 will be worth the long wait. “They’re fantastic,” she tells EW. “They are jaw dropping. They are like small movies. Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Martin [Freeman] are so in their Sherlock-Watson groove. They are so comfortable with that relationship it’s like being in the room with them.”