The trailer for the Sherlock Christmas Special episode starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has been released!
It was announced yesterday with a 10 second teaser that we would “see a bit more…” today at 9pm UK time. Lots of the fans’ comments on BBC’s Sherlock Facebook page speculated on what it could be, but most of them were far from the correct answer. Obviously, they weren’t about to drop a new episode of the show, guys. And the Special is set to air in the UK and selected international theaters on December 25th… you know, Christmas.
Only a few figured it would be a trailer, and they were right. Here it is!
During SDCC 2015 in July, a first look at the Sherlock Christmas Special was revealed, which got a very good response. The co-creators of the show, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, said that the Victorian era the special is set in is the “right time” for the characters, as it is Sherlock Holmes’ canon time. But the changes they’ve made to the show, mainly giving a bigger attention to female characters will most likely make it more interesting. They even introduced Molly Hooper, who’s not a character in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
I’m still on the fence about the different era aspect, because we’ve already seen Victorian Sherlock before. My appeal for the show is how unique it turned out to be in modern times, but I’ll still watch it in December, no doubt. At least it seems that there is a good reason why they made this change for a special occasion, although Moffat has said that the episode in itself is not set during Christmas holidays.
Season 4 of Sherlock will start filming “Next year, April-ish,” also said Moffat in a recent interview with Collider.
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