Fans of the hit BBC series “Sherlock,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman might have to wait a little bit longer for the series to return, but in order to time the tide, BBC One will be releasing another special, which will be very different from the rest of the episodes of the series. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers regarding the upcoming “Sherlock” special. Read on to learn more about will be happening in the upcoming “Sherlock” special, and as to what classic story it will be based from.
Fans of the BBC One “Sherlock” and of the famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will be happy to hear that they will not have long to wait until they see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprising their roles once more as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively.
However, unlike before, this special, according to the BBC, is a “one-off,” stand alone special, that deviates from its normal format of having a modernized version of the iconic characters, as fans and viewers will be witnessing a Sherlock Holmes adventure unfold in his true native setting- in Victorian London, specifically, in 1985. This, of course, makes the upcoming special, something that fans will be eagerly looking forward to.
Aside from the special being released on January 1, 2016 on BBC One, the special will also be shown at the same time in the United States on PBS, and will be shown in selected cinema theaters in the United Kingdom.
According to Spoiler TV, BBC, just yesterday, released the special extended trailer of the special, entitled “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” which is based on a quote in the 1893 Sherlock Holmes adventure entitled “The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual.”
The extended trailer showed Sherlock and Watson in foggy, Victorian London, with other characters from the modernized version that everyone loves such as Amanda Abbington, who, portrays Miss Mary Morstan; Una Stubbs, who portrays the wonderful Mrs. Hudson; and Rupert Graves, who portrays Inspector Lestrade.
In the trailer, Watson and Sherlock are seen in a mansion, whose library and hallways are, no doubt, central to the adventure itself. Several hooded figures, as if assembling for a secret society meeting are flashed several times, as well as a scene with Sherlock with a very particular key.
A bride’s dress and a bride shooting someone on the street from her balcony was seen, and scenes in which Sherlock states who he is, and scenes in which the two men are wielding pistols were seen.
Aside from this, an elderly woman was also shown running into the fog, while going through a garden maze that was popular to have in mansions during Victorian London.
Even though the special is something indeed to look forward to, fans of the series shouldn’t expect their favorite detective to return to the small screen right away, as it was stated on the show’s official Twitter account that they will be shooting the upcoming season this spring.
SV – series 4 will be shooting next spring. SM and MG are busy writing away right now.
— Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) October 24, 2015
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Check out the video below to watch the special extended trailer!