BBC Drops Sherlock Christmas Special Trailer
The BBC has dropped the Sherlock Christmas Special Trailer just hours after the promotional pictures for the standalone episode were released.
The award-winning show is set return for a one-off Christmas special ahead of the programmes highly anticipated fourth season. Speculation around the special has been heightened by the show’s producers and writers, who announced earlier this year that it will be set in Victorian England, as opposed to the contemporary context viewers are used to.
Creator and writer Steve Moffat has previously said: “Mark [Gatiss] and myself are so excited with what we’ve got coming up, probably more excited than we’ve ever been about Sherlock.”
In anticipation of the San Diego comic-con the BBC released images yesterday of lead cast, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, in the 19th century costume in homage to the programmes different setting.
Fans have responded positively online, with many speculating about the moustache John Watson has for the standalone, with BBC Three’s twitter profile tweeting: “All we can focus on or think about is John Watson’s ginormous moustache #Sherlock.”
The Sherlock Christmas Special will air Christmas 2015, with the three-episode fourth season, set to air in 2016.