Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous literary detective goes Victorian as he is making his way back to 221 Baker with his assistant friend, Dr. Watson in BBC’s upcoming “Sherlock” Christmas special episode.

The show is expected to air later this year, but first, take a look at its new teaser image below:

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are returning to this one-off special to reprise their respective roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Similar to the first teaser image, the duo can be seen sporting vintage clothing, looking like they’ve travelled back to the Victorian era.

Not long after BBC released the image, a new teaser video, which first debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 (SDCC 2015), arrived online. The clip further confirmed that the one-off special will take place in Sherlock Holmes’ original Victorian era, as the characters including the detective duo and their landlady Mrs Hudson are dressed in traditional Victorian attire. Freeman was even spotted rocking moustache.

Co-produced by BBC and PSS, the trailer showed that it has no plot connections to the past seasons of “Sherlock”. It is, instead taking place at the time when author Arthur Conan Doyle first wrote the characters.

No plot details on the special were released yet, but executive producer Steven Moffat told Entertainment Weekly that it will be a standalone project with no plot connections to Sherlock’s past seasons.

Meanwhile, Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty in the cult-favourite series, “came back to life” to greet his fans at Comic-Con. Despite his “sudden death” in the Season 2 finale, the actor appeared in a greeting video to send a “special message”.

How special is it? Well, just watch and find out.

The Christmas special episode of “Sherlock”, which began production earlier in January, is expected to arrive this Christmas while the 4th season will be released in 2016.

Are you excited about the upcoming season of “Sherlock”? What do you think might happen in the one-off special episode of the series? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly (1) (2)

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