Steven Moffat Says The New ‘Sherlock’ Special Will Travel Back In Time To Victorian London

Sherlock will be returning to television in the somewhat near future. According to series co-creator Steven Moffat, they are about finished filming a new 90 minute special episode and it’s going to take place over 100 years ago in Victorian London. Moffat briefly spoke with Entertainment Weekly on Monday and dished up some of the details on this time traveling episode:

“The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW before attending a panel at the South by Southwest conference on Monday. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”

Moffat seems pleased with the episode, which has yet to get a solid air date. However expect Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to return to UK television sets around Christmas time.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)