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Steven Moffat Confirms Sherlock’s Return to Victorian London

Because Benedict Cumberbatch only gets sexier the further back in time he goes.

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Deerstalker hat! Deerstalker hat! YAAAAAAY! Sherlock creator Steven Moffat has confirmed that the rumors are true. The Sherlock special that has recently filmed will take place entirely in Victorian London.

It isn’t a dream sequence. It doesn’t involve time travel. The whole thing will just take place in the Victorian era for funsies. The episode doesn’t have a US air date yet, but is expected to air in the UK in December, and it will not be connected in any way to the rest of the episodes in the season. Here’s what Moffat told Entertainment Weekly while he was at SXSW:

“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 separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”

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I love that they’re doing it this way! It’s a treat for fans, and it’s a great way to explore Sherlock in his natural element without interfering with the modern continuity. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in period costume for 90 minutes? *drool*

This also opens the door for other dreams to come true in future specials – like that epic Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover that needs to happen, am I right? Sherlock vs. The Doctor – Christmas 2016. Whaddayasay, Moffat? Please?

(Story and images via i09 and Entertainment Weekly)
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