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Sherlock Season 4 Is Making A Big Change For Its Finale

It appears that 2017 will begin with a bang when Sherlock's fourth season commences on January 1. The hit detective series has effectively captured the imaginations of fans over the course of the last few years, and it helped to make bonafide stars out of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Now it seems that the series will go out on a genuinely grand note, as the finale will air on the silver screen in select theaters across America.

According to a press release from Fathom, it looks like all of the stops are being pulled out for the Sherlock Season 4 finale. For two nights in the United States (January 16 and January 18) Fathom Events will hold special screenings of the third episode of the fourth Sherlock season. The event will take place in roughly 350 movie theaters all across the country, and the screening will include 15 minutes of extra footage. If you consider yourself a fan of Sherlock in any capacity, this really is the type of event that you won't want to miss.

Sherlock Season 4

This actually isn't the first time that the series has used the silver screen. Earlier this year the show similarly held major events around the country to broadcast "The Abominable Bride," which was a special standalone episode unrelated to the main continuity of the series. In fact, arguably no episode of Sherlock better exemplifies how far the series is willing to go in order to make its fans happy, as "The Abominable Bride" listened to fan requests and took the investigation back to Victorian England -- a proper Sherlock setting. The show knows how passionate the fans are, and it's willing to give them what they want.

Based on everything that we already know about the Season 4 finale of Sherlock, it sounds like fans of the hit series will definitely want to be in the company of like-minded individuals when the credits roll. Benedict Cumberbatch has hinted at an ending, but nothing has been decided or definitively stated yet, and creator Steven Moffat has said he would be "moderately surprised" if this were the end. If this is the end, a Fathom Event isn't the worst way to go about it.

CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the upcoming fourth season finale of Sherlock as more information becomes available to us. The fourth season will premiere on January 1 on PBS. To find out what else is coming, check out our midseason premiere schedule.

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If you happen to be on the lookout for more information concerning all of the most high anticipated spring television debuts, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly!

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.