Sherlock is one of a kind tv show in the sense that it’s made based on well known characters, but adapted in a modern way. When I first heard about it I was reluctant to see it because of the Victorian aspect of the canon world of Sherlock Holmes, thinking it might be too similar to the recent movies. Two years ago I finally caved and realized that this BBC Sherlock version, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is more unique than I expected.
Co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss announced a Christmas special for next December 2015 and for a while we’ve known that it’s set during the Victorian era. See my predicament now?
Yesterday we were able to see the first promotional photo from the upcoming Sherlock special. Classy!
And today during San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), Moffat, along with producer (and wife) Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves, attended a panel were they unveiled the first clip. They also announced that the special will be shown in selected theaters worldwide, so that’s something to look forward to.
After watching this I can see what Moffat was referring to at SDCC when he said: “It’s still the same sense of humour, it’s very much the show you know – but in the correct era.” As for any other answers about what’s coming, they prefer not to offer even a slight hint, as per usual:
Question from the room – will we ever see the third Holmes brother? SM: You already know how much of an answer you’re going to get… #SDCC
— Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) July 9, 2015
What are your expectations for this Sherlock special? Tune in to Monkeys Fighting Robots for more SDCC news!
EDIT: Sherlock actors Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Gatiss (also co-creator) sent a video to be shared at the SDCC panel, excusing themselves for not being there. They also added a very nice twist for the fans.