On Thursday midnight BBC tweeted a photo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and Watson in Victorian grab.
As previously reported, the Sherlock Christmas Special is set during London’s Victorian era and will be a one-off episode.
Dashing as ever… a new picture has been released to promote the upcoming special episode of Sherlock.
While Cumberbatch’s Sherlock appears to be channeling a Jedi with his own unique manner of mind control and sharp stare, Freeman’s Watson remains on course to bring back the moustache to the mainstream.
It is expected that a full series will follow the Christmas special, but Benedict and Martin both have pretty packed schedules during the coming months.
The special is its own thing.
He told Entertainment Weekly, “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special”.
Three more episodes will follow as a separate fourth series, but shooting is not due to start until spring 2016, meaning viewers are unlikely to see it before 2017 (a tortuously long time, we know).
“Co-showrunner Steven Moffat recently revealed that the decision to use a Victorian setting was based purely on his desire to see Holmes and Watson in their traditional era”.