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“Sherlock” Goes Victorian for Upcoming Special

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Dedicated “Masterpiece Theater: Sherlock” fans, are you braving the long wait until Season Four? Series creators have released a temporary palliative for your boredom!


Take a peek at the upcoming standalone special - featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and other favorite cast members - which pays tribute to the program’s inspiration with a trip back to the Victorian period.


The good news? It appears that we’ll have a special in late 2015 or early 2016.


The bad news? Watson’s mustache is back. (Apparently, Martin Freeman doesn’t enjoy it either.) 

After gaining critical acclaim for its thoroughly modern interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original detective stories, the forthcoming “Sherlock” special promises a special treat with a return to Victorian London. (Don’t worry - it appears the program’s post-modern wit is still at play!)

Following certain tweets from special director Douglas Mackinnon …


“… the stars were shining coldly in a cloudless sky,”

… followed by another from creator Mark Gatiss …

“  … it was a bitter night, so we drew on our ulsters and wrapped cravats around our throats,”

… speculation is rife that we’re looking at a Christmas special based on Conan Doyle’s treasured “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle." But, given the program’s notoriously tricky cast and crew, it seems nearly anything is possible!

Word about Season Four, meanwhile, is terribly vague. For consolation, though, we have this fun piece, featuring Andrew Scott, formerly arch nemesis Moriarty, which was released at San Diego's Comic-Con. 


What do you think about the upcoming episode? Are you excited for the Victorian twist, and do you think that The Blue Carbuncle is a safe bet? We’d love to hear your theories!   


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