The Sherlock special, due later this year will premiere on Stan, the same day and date as the UK.
A limited run of fan screenings will also take place in selected cinemas in Australia following the episode’s premiere on the streaming service.
Sherlock Executive Producer and Co-creator, Steven Moffat, confirmed earlier this year that the new episode is set in Victorian London.
“Sherlock is arguably the most popular drama series in the world right now and the premiere of the new episode will be a global TV event that we’re thrilled to be part of. This extension of our partnership with BBC Worldwide continues our commitment to bring the biggest new shows exclusively to Stan, available day and date with the rest of the world,” Nick Forward, Stan’s Director of Content and Product, said.
Sue Vertue, producer for Sherlock, comments: “It’s fantastic to have Stan on board as our partner for the Sherlock special in Australia and for the fans there to be able to watch day and date with the UK.”
In anticipation of the new episode, fans can binge-watch every episode of Sherlock on Stan with Seasons 1-3 now available.
Sherlock, from the BBC and Hartswood Films, has won seven Primetime Emmy Awards and seven BAFTAs. The series is licensed to over 220 territories around the world. In the UK, the first episode of Series 3, The Empty Hearse, was watched by over 12.7 million viewers on BBC One and was the most requested program on BBC iPlayer in 2014, with 4.2 million views.
All episodes of Sherlock are available to watch instantly, in full HD, on multiple platforms including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones.