Go back to Victorian England with this new Sherlock: The Abominable Bride featurette

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Dec 31, 2015

A cool video featurette has been released ahead of tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated -- and I'm putting this very mildly -- release of the new Sherlock special titled The Abominable Bride.

Featuring interviews with showrunner Steven Moffat, executive producer Sue Vertue and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (who is currently busy filming Doctor Strange for Marvel), Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves, it also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of taking Sherlock back to its Victorian roots. The video also has the added bonus of featuring previously unseen footage of the special.

About the challenges of doing a more authentic Sherlock, Moffat said:

“Now we’re doing one that’s in the authentic setting - It affects everything. Thereafter it’s hugely different,” says creator Steven Moffat of the new special. “We had to remake our 221B set. We instantly had the problem of period settings, whereas before we just turned the camera on and pointed it at London. We can’t do that anymore.”

Check out the video and the episode synopsis below:


“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”

We’ve been here before - but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?

Welcome to ‘Sherlock’ in 1895!

Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…

Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…

Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about… the Abominable Bride!

The game will be afoot tomorrow (iconic deerstalker hat and all) as Sherlock: The Abominable Bride rings out the New Year on the BBC in the U.K., and on PBS on this side of the pond. On a scale of 1 to 10: How excited are you about the new Sherlock special?

(via ScreenCrush)

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