A new trailer emerged last night featuring our beloved duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in their element preparing for a war in Victorian England.
Yes, the awesome twosome are back for a special outing this holiday season and the characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have moved from the modern setting back to where they belong in the books – 19th century. This is a one-off bubble episode set in way back in the Victorian era of 1895.
Sherlock Holmes in his deerstalker hat and Dr. Watson with his heavy moustache, which looks very inspired from the famous detective and his doctor partner from the books. “The stage is set. The curtain rises. We are ready to begin,” says Holmes as the crisply cut trailer begins.
The special is missing Sherlock’s arch-nemesis from the TV series thus far (read Moriarty) as Sherlock has new enemies and murders to deal with. Some of them being ghosts of their past, who are the shadows that define the sunny day.
Benedict Cumberbatch colder than ever blurts out, “Every war has suicide missions, and make no mistake, this is war,” and when Watson questions him what made him the way he is, he simply states in his baritone voice, “Nothing made me, I made me.”
The trailer has both detectives meandering the crowded streets of London in the horse buggies instead of modern London cabs and the police are seen using whistles for alerting their compatriots.
Paying homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes will refer to Martin Freeman’s character as ‘Dr Watson’ rather than ‘John’, the trailer suggests.
Milk VFX is back on board providing the visual effects for the TV series and giving London a more authentic 19th century look with all the buildings and mansions created digitally along with plenty of set extensions.
The visuals for the special were first revealed at San Diego’s Comic Con in July with creator Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue promising “a trip back in time to Victorian London.”
Moffat said that the special was a thing of its own. “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,” he added.
The new season is likely to air early next year and creator Steven Moffat has said that things are in place for the story to go forward from the previous three seasons.