WATCH: The First Teaser for 'Sherlock' Series 3!

Sherlock Series 3: It really exists! (Photo:Courtesy of (C) Hartswood Films/BBC for MASTERPIECE)
Sherlock Series 3: It really exists! (Photo:Courtesy of (C) Hartswood Films/BBC for MASTERPIECE)
Everyone, stay calm – it’s finally happened. After months and months and months of waiting and wailing and gnashing our collective teeth trying to survive the Great Hiatus – we can finally (FINALLY) see a bit of the highly-anticipated third series of Sherlock for ourselves.

This particular clip was broadcast to close out BBC One’s summer replay of Sherlock Series 2. All week long fans have been encouraged to stick around to the very end of The Reichenbach Fall for a special treat and, as a reward, a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming season was aired.

Granted, this clip is literally (maybe) twenty seconds long, so don’t get your hopes up for huge revelations within. Still and all, however, this is the first real and official look at the highly anticipated new season of Sherlock – and for those of us who’ve been counting down the days until the series’ return, pretty much since the Reichenbach credits ended – this is like water in the desert.

Watch it for yourselves: 

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Still enough to get you excited, huh? (Though we’ll just not be talking about John’s moustache, thank you very much.)

There’s still no official word about airdates for Sherlock on either side of the pond, though it’s generally assumed that Series 3 will screen sometime in the latter half of 2013 for the UK, and early 2014 for those of us here in America. We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, why not watch that clip again? Tell us what you think in the comments. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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