There was once this show on TV called Sherlock. All nine episodes of it. You know, that’s more of a single season, even for British TV; and nothing’s been going on for a while.
Well, now there’s this:
I guess someone finally got around to remembering that this show existed.
But enough of that idle stuff. Time for months of commenting on Watson’s facial hair! Can even Sherlock solve the mystery behind that particular fashion choice?
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I suppose they were going for a more . . . Victorian-era Sherlock and Watson? Maybe? o.O That is a VERY impressive mustache, though.
I think it’s a promo that shows a what-if period show, rather than a modern remake.
Christmas episode, similar to the Dr. Who one-offs. From the Wiki page:
On 2 July 2014, it was announced there would be a special episode broadcast between the third and fourth series. On 1 August 2014, it was confirmed that the special would air on Christmas 2015. Filming began on 5 January 2015 and wrapped on 10 February 2015. Moffat confirmed the episode is set in Victorian London saying, “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… It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
A fourth series has been commissioned, with scripts being planned. Moffat told The Telegraph, “we’re all keen to continue,” but it has been difficult to co-ordinate the lead actors’ schedules. Moffat continued, “And obviously Mark [Gatiss] and I have our other commitments too, but it’s just a matter of scheduling.” Moffat and Gatiss also announced that they have developed plots for a fourth and fifth series. In July 2014 the BBC announced that filming for the series would take place in late 2015, but Moffat announced in May 2015 that filming would not begin until early 2016.