Finally! After a lifetime without new episodes of ‘Sherlock’ (real time: roughly 18 months), we’ve now got our first peak at Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the upcoming special episode!
Thankfully, thankfully, we are getting some new Sherlock. In a 90-minute, standalone episode, which is rumored to be airing around Christmas on BBC though has not been given an official release date, we will travel back to 19th century Victorian Times. Apart from that detail, we don’t know much about the episode, however, BBC was so kind as to share a photo of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in traditional Victorian garb and, well, a picture’s worth 1,000 words!
The BBC One Twitter account shared the photo with anxious fans on July 8, writing, “Shut up everybody, shut up! Don’t move, don’t speak, don’t breathe. A new #Sherlock Special image has landed…” Indeed it has!
The unique episode, according to series co-creator/executive producer/writer Steven Moffat, will be a distinct departure from the show’s usual format. The episode will be “a different version of the show we’re used to,” Steven told BBC. “It’s like we checked the books and discovered we’d set it in the wrong time period by mistake and it’s like we’re correcting it… We’re really proud of it, we think it’s a real cracker. But that’ll be it until series four.”
“Series four,” by the way, is British for season four, which will hit the air waves in 2017. We know, so far. However, we might not have to wait that long for some Sherlock spoilers. A panel for the mega-popular series is set for Comic-con on July 9, featuring Steven alongside executive producer Sue Vertue and Rupert Graves, who plays Greg Lestrade. And, probably/hopefully, some insight as to what we can expect when the long running show returns for that time traveling episode! In the meantime, check out the Tweet below!
— BBC One (@BBCOne) July 8, 2015
What do you think of the pic? Are you excited for the special?
— Casey Mink