A trailer has been released for the one-off Sherlock special, and fans of the BBC series are understandably ecstatic. A clip from the special was shown back in July during San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
The special is just like any episode of the series…only set in Victorian-era London in the 19th century to give it that classic Sherlock Holmes feel. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson.
You can watch the trailer for the special below.
Sherlock co-creator, writer, and executive producer Steven Moffat has described the special as its own thing, saying:
“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. So we had this to do it… It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
The special has been expected to air sometime around the Christmas season, though that’s not known for sure at the moment. Only that it’s coming soon.
A fourth season of Sherlockwas also confirmed at the time that the upcoming special was announced, which is expected to arrive at some point in 2016. As was the case with the previous three seasons, it will run three super sized episodes long.