Praise Mrs. Hudson, there's a new image from Sherlock! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return in a new Sherlock special before season four begins in proper and they look...decidedly different. The 90-minute special, which will likely be seen Christmas 2015, is set in Victorian times.
"It's like we checked the books and discovered we'd set it in the wrong time period by mistake and it's like we're correcting it for 90 minutes," Steven Moffat, executive producer and co-creator, told BBC News. "We're really proud of it, we think it's a real cracker. But that'll be it until series four."
The fourth season is set to debut in...2017. So far! But good things come to those who wait, right? RIGHT?! It's been a while since we last got to see Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Freeman's Dr. John Watson in action. The last episode aired in February 2014 here in the United States. Freeman, Cumberbatch and Moffat took home Emmys for the episode, "His Last Vow."
And hold onto your deerstalker caps: Moffat said he hasn't begun writing season four yet. However, co-creator Mark Gatiss previously teased you can expect adventure...and then some.
"You can always expect tragedy as well as adventure, that's just how it goes," Gatiss told RadioTimes.com.
"A special, plus a new series of three episodes—it's a record-breaking run! Of course, it's far too early to say what's coming, but we're reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you'd expect," Moffat said in a statement when the new episodes were announced.