Although “Sherlock” won’t be back for a full season this year, we are getting the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s Holmes and Watson with a “Sherlock” Christmas special. The event was teased last Thanksgiving with a first still, showing off the series’ stars in mysteriously anachronistic garb. Today, the mystery intensifies with new set photos coming in from London. Now, it seems, it’s not just Holmes and Watson that are out of time! Check out the new shots in the gallery viewer below.
“Sherlock” began airing in 2010, establishing a pattern of three 90-minute episodes per series. The most recent episode, “His Last Vow,” concluded series three with a bit of a cliffhanger, teasing the return of Andrew Scott’s Jim Moriarty.
Currently known only as “Sherlock Special,” the upcoming episode is written by series creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and is expected to air this December.
“Steven and Mark have had a great idea what they can do next,” teased Freeman in conversation with The Mirror earlier this year, “and it is an exciting, mouth watering idea… “
A fourth series of the hit show is also expected to go into production this year (to then air in 2016), although specific plans have not yet been revealed.
So what’s going on, exactly, in the below images? We’ve got no idea, although it’s a safe bet that we’re going to be hearing some very interesting fan theories between now and when the special airs. If you’ve got your own, share it in the comments below!