It’s a hard life being a Sherlock fan, having to wait for what seems like forever till the next time till the next set of episodes. Though I feel that Series 3 was a slight notch down from the previous two, it was still quality TV and did bravely try some different things. Now we already know that, for the next run of episodes, we are going to be getting, in addition to the usual run of three episodes, a Christmas Special. Speculation about this has been swirling for months, mainly caused by BBC one showing us a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Victorian garb last November. More recently, the actors were spotted filming in period costume, with Sherlock even wearing a deerstalker hat. Considering that Sherlock is set in modern times, it was assumed that the Special will have either a costume party scene or a dream sequence. However, co-creator Steven Moffat recently told EW:
“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. 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”.
Moffat continued to say that the Special is completed, and that he’s happy with it. I can’t wait!