Sherlock fans familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons may be encouraged that writer Steven Moffat says he can see it “going on for a long while” – and would not mind seeing a more mature Holmes and Watson. “Sherlock is a bit more polished”, Moffat said. He shares that Sherlock will have the manners of a Victorian gentleman, something that he absolutely doesn’t have in the modern Sherlock version, while Dr. Watson will be more uptight than he usually is.
They released a one-and-a-half-minute trailer of the Sherlock special episode, which starts with Cumberbatch coming down from a horse carriage before conversing with their landlady, who is played by Una Stubbs. There is even no explanation on why they decided to make a Victorian special as Moffat mentioned “We never bothered to explain what we were doing in modern day London, so why do we have to bother explaining what they’re doing in Victorian London, when that’s where they’re supposed to be?” However, the reason for Sherlock and Watson’s travel through time will not be explained in the special episode. “Nothing’s inconceivable if you have bad taste”. “I think we’re calling it season four”.
Whether people will like the Victorian Sherlock as much as they like (or love to dislike) the today Sherlock. “Unless I’m lying”. “But putting it back into Victorian times, you think it’s a chance to do a ghost story – really a creepy, scary one”. “Because we take so long to make the show, we’re going to have to set it in the next century”.
Despite featuring the same cast, viewers may see slightly different interpretations of the characters though. But it turns out they needn’t worry too much, as the only way the show will end is if leads Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman pull out of the project.
Asked about taking the present day cast and telling a story in Doyle’s time, Moffat said: “The main difference I would say, the only temperature change moving it to Victorian from Modern is ghost stories work better in the Victorian setting”.
– Season 4 of Sherlock will go into production next spring-and will also return to modern times. “I quite like it, ‘” Moffat said, the Washington Post reports. However, he added that “We don’t actually know”. Mr. Moffat said. “Unless we go mad and decide to set it in the 1940s and have him fight Hitler … then we go back to doing “Sherlock” normally”.