THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The costumes we’ve been seeing Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch filming in are not some sort of meta in-story costume reference, to throwback to the old Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series the BBC aired in the 1980s.
No, according to Moffat, they threw out everything of the current Sherlock storyline and are doing a total one-off period piece. Because you know you always wondered what it would be like.
Steven Moffat has now confirmed the special will take place in Victorian London, validating fan assumptions about the episode. Last month the show’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were spotted filming Sherlock in 19th century clothes, causing fans to wonder if perhaps the crime-fighting duo attended a costume ball, or or perhaps it was just some kind of dream sequence within the special. But no: The 90-minute episode literally takes place more than 100 years ago.
If only Jeremy Brett were still alive to day to…
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