'Sherlock Special' trailer released; teases intrigue and mystery for Sherlock and Dr. Watson in Victorian London


Fans of BBC’s “Sherlock” rejoice! The new trailer for the Christmas special of the television series has just been released, and it will surely make everyone excited to see more.

Last October 6 on the BBC One Facebook page, a ten-second teaser was uploaded and captioned, “See a bit more… Wednesday 7 October. 9pm. BBC One. ?#?221Back ?#?Sherlock.” In the teaser, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) can be seen dressed in Victorian attire and examining something.

True enough, the full trailer was released on the same page the following day. With the description “The stage is set. The curtain rises. We are ready to begin… ?#?221Back ?#?Sherlock,” the trailer has already garnered more than 910,000 views.

In the trailer, instead of a modern setting, a London set in the Victorian era can be seen. Sherlock and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are investigating and solving a crime. The scene cuts to a woman telling Sherlock, “You promised to keep him safe.” Interestingly, another scene shows a cult of some sort that the detective infiltrates.

Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington) is in the trailer, and fans can safely assume that in the special, she is already married to John. Before the preview ends, Sherlock tells John, “Nothing made me like this. I made me.” Afterwards, when asked his identity, the famous detective replies, “The name is Sherlock Holmes, and the address is 221B Baker Street.”

According to Forbes, although no official release date has been announced, the one-off episode is expected to air around Christmas time. This is why the special is being tagged “Sherlock Christmas Special” despite BBC calling it as just “Sherlock Special.”

The last season for the BBC series aired last January 2014. In an interview back in July, series creator Steven Moffat said that there will be a two year wait before the fourth season airs. Despite the wait, the screenwriter explained, “We’ve got a clear idea of what we’re going to do and it’s going to be a clear shift in tone… It’s dark in some ways – obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that – but there’s a sense of things coming back to bite you.”