‘Sherlock’ Christmas Special Trailer Takes the Duo Back to the 19th Century

By October 7, 2015
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Sherlock is one of a number of TV shows that have reached a certain level of pop culture significance among the nerd community. While the series began before Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were the stars they are today, the series has continued on and the two actors’ star power have just helped to bring more awareness to the BBC series from Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss. The series finds the iconic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson investigating several cases and mysteries, only this time set in the present day London, instead of the usual 19th century time period.

That is, until this Christmas, when Holmes and Watson are going to be investigating a mystery set in the same time period and culture that the character was originally written in. Not much has been made known about the special other than its setting though, but considering how badly the fans want to see more from the show, this is a great way to provide more content for the fan base without pulling its stars away for a full season shoot.

The first official trailer for this year’s Sherlock Christmas Special has been released and offers fans their first full look at Sherlock and Watson during their adventures in the 19th century. Check it out below:

The trailer doesn’t feature too many glimpses at the usual Sherlock humor that fans have become accustomed to, aside from the final clip, and instead focuses more on the adventure’s mystery and 19th century setting. Personally, I didn’t mind the trailer as much as some others might since I know that the writers are probably going to have a comedy field day with the modern day iterations of the characters being placed into the usual Sherlock Holmes environment. Cumberbatch and Freeman are on fire of course in the trailer, but that doesn’t even need to be said anymore does it?

With this being the latest installment in the Sherlock series since its jaw-dropping season 3 finale too, it’ll be interesting to see how the creative team plan on bridging the gap between the two stories, or if they even plan on addressing it at all. One of the initial selling-points of the series was the fact that it was based in the modern day so Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss must have had a very interesting and fun story in mind in order to send the duo (and other side characters as well) back into their traditional attire and time period. Or they just did it for fun, both Moffat and Gatiss have proven they’re able to write on a whim before.

All I know is that Christmas can’t come soon enough at this point, and I can’t wait to see what the Sherlock team have in store for fans this time around.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex is the Managing Editor of GeekNation.com. He dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable