SDCC is always an exciting time for pop-culture franchises with hilarious panels and exciting announcements; just earlier the BBC released a new trailer for Season 9 of Doctor Who, and now after co-writer Mark Gatiss teased on Twitter, a new clip for Sherlock has also been released too!
The BBC series which is currently awaiting a fourth season will return in an obscure Christmas special. Steven Moffat is applauded for creating a well-produced and engaging modern adaption of the stories of Sherlock Holmes – yet this upcoming episode seems to do the right opposite. The episode was confirmed yesterday that it would take place in a Victorian Period despite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman usually playing these characters in modern-day London.
“The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes … It’s Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
– Steven Moffat.
Moffat and Gatiss aren’t strangers to writings of the Victorian era, in fact their other most popular show they write for [Doctor Who] has had its fair share of Victorian settings – particularly since Moffat took over as show runner! Placing Cumberbatch and Freeman in this setting will be a nice tribute to the traditional tales of Sherlock Holmes; whilst it most likely won’t share the continuity of the series itself, it should still be a treat for some fans.