standalone movie or Sherlock special or both ?
Justin Nemeth (Founder, trakt) commented · December 16, 2016 19:17
I fixe the 1st and 3rd, need to figure out the sherlock one since it has so many plays on it. It's somewhat of a "special" case since its not a normal episode of the show and does truly seem like a standalone movie.
(Sherlock: Specials _ Special 9 The Abominable Bride)
On 2 July 2014, it was announced there would be a special episode broadcast between the third and fourth series.
Moffat confirmed the episode is set in Victorian London, saying, "The special is its own thing. We wouldn't have done the story we're doing, and the way we're doing it, if we didn't have this special. It's not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it … It's kind of in its own little bubble.
In October 2015, the title of the episode was announced as "The Abominable Bride". It was broadcast on 1 January 2016 at 9:00 pm local time on BBC One in the UK, and on PBS in the US
The episode was simulcast in British cinemas on 1 January, and was shown on 5 and 6 January 2016 in selected cinemas throughout the US"
Keeping as both for now. It’s weird since this is actually a movie so I think it makes sense there. TVDB allows movies to be added as specials under the show which is why it is there too.
We’ll have to figure out a set of “rules” in the future for this type of scenario.