‘Sherlock’ Season 4 New Trailer: Spoilers for Benedict Cumberbatch Victorian-Era Revealed


Sherlock Holmes is back in a new trailer released for a special Victorian-era episode before the airing of the much awaited season four.

The teaser featured Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) in 19th century England.

Entertainment Weekly described Sherlock to be a little more mannered in the episode than his modern version, while Watson is the same except for the new mustache.

“The stage is set. The curtain rises. We are ready to begin,” said Holmes at the beginning of the clip. 

The trailer also offered glimpse of a retro Lestrade (Rupert Graves).

EW quoted executive producer Steven Moffat as saying during San Diego Comic Con 2015, “We discovered there was some precedent for doing Sherlock in the Victorian era. When we first did Sherlock, press asked, ‘How can Sherlock possibly survive in world with an iPhone?’ and when doing the Victorian, the press came in and said, ‘How can he do this without his iPhone?’”

“It’s very much the show you know. It’s the Sherlock as you know it, but in the correct era. It’s one of the best ones we’ve made. I think it’s really terrific,” Moffat added.

According to People magazine, this is not the first time “Sherlock” offered a glimpse of its Christmas special episode.

In July, PBS released a clip of the Victorian episode featuring Holmes and Watson returning to 221 Baker Street. In the teaser, Watson is also writing a novel, which Mrs. Hudson doesn’t enjoy. 

Moffat also suggested that “Sherlock” fans could expect that the new season of the BBC hit series will be creepier that its previous.

He said Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales are creepy and scary but they have not done much of that in the modern adaptation of “Sherlock”.

“But putting it back into Victorian times, you think it’s a chance to do a ghost story, really – a creepy, scary one,” he said.

The Victorian special will air later this year on BBC One in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the US, while “Sherlock” new season four is set to premier in 2016.

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