“A breakaway sect of Buddhist monks infiltrated by a blond drug-smuggler?”
If you’re going to make a 7-minute teaser for a TV show, best to craft it as cleverly as this “mini-episode” that serves as a prequel to Season 3 of Sherlock, the BBC show poised to make a bigger splash than ever given the growing fame of its star, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Season 3 begins New Year’s Day in England, and hits PBS three weeks later.
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