Sorry, Avengers, but a new super team is here in the form of BBC's Gillian Anderson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Martin Freeman. The superstars came together, in character as DSI Stella Gibson, Sherlock Holmes, John Luther and Dr. John Watson, respectively, for a new promo for BBC's Pure Drama initiative, highlighting, well, new drama.
"One crime. Four of the world's favorite characters," BBC teased. "Will they find the killer?"
Anderson, who stars in The Fall (which can be seen on Netflix in the United States) and The X-Files returning to life on Fox this January, took to Twitter and summed up everybody's reaction best: "Hot damn!"
As cool as it is to see Sherlock, Luther and The Fall characters together, we have to talk about the obvious CGI that went into putting this together. Clearly these actors are not in the same room together, given how busy everybody is in addition to filming their own TV shows. At least they don't try to clink glasses like on The Good Wife…
Sherlock returns in the US on PBS on New Year's Day with Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a one-off special set in Victorian times. Luther returns to BBC America on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. and The Fall, which also stars Jamie Dornan, does not have a premiere date just yet.