Sherlock goes Victorian for Christmas Special
Sherlock is to be set in Victorian England for the show’s 2015 Christmas special.
The award-winning show will 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.
In March, co-creator Steven Moffat spoke out about the upcoming standalone episode and confirmed that it would be set in the 19th century.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “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 — as we could hardly conceal — it’s Victorian. (Co-creator) Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be a separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
Moffat later went on to say: “Mark [Gatiss] and myself are so excited with what we’ve got coming up, probably more excited than we’ve ever been about Sherlock.”
Following this statement, the BBC last night released an promotional image for the special on their twitter page, whipping the already starved fans into a frenzy.
The Sherlock Christmas Special will air Christmas 2015, with the three-episode fourth season, set to air in 2016.