As producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, along with co-star Rupert Graves arrive in San Diego to start pimping Sherlock at this year’s Comic-Con, the Beeb has released a new image featuring the series’ stars, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.
And as you can tell from the way they’re dressed, this is the duo in their costumes for the special episode of the show, due to air at the end of the year, set in Victorian times and reportedly fun of interesting little tweaks on the format that Moffat and co-creator Mark Gatiss have established on the series. For one thing, it’s detached from the regular continuity of the show, meaning that none of the dangling plotlines from the end of series three will be resolved.
“The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW back in March. “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. Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
With filming on the rest of series four not set to begin until next spring, we’re in for yet another wait for more episodes. But then, that’s the life of a Sherlock fan…