Immediately after the season finale of The Great British Bake Off finished airing, BBC One dropped a new full-length trailer for the upcoming feature-length Sherlock special, which is expected to air this Christmas.
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock was developed for television by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and is described as a modern take on the Holmes stories. The drama series focusses on Holmes and Watson as they consult on cases, usually for the Metropolitan Police Service. Sherlock is produced by Hartswood Films and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves and Una Stubbs
The new special is not part of the greater continuity of the series and is instead set in the Victorian era, as are the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. All four primary cast members (Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves) will appear. While few plot details have been revealed, it was announced at the Sherlock SDCC panel that, in addition to airing on BBC One and PBS, the special would also get a limited release in select theaters around the globe.
The 90 minute special was commissioned by BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and the then Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson last year and is expected to premiere towards the end of the year, most likely at Christmas. A three episode fourth season is (schedules permitting) then expected to follow in 2016, with pre-production at a very early stage at present.
Check out the new trailer below: