“The stage is set, the curtain rises… we are ready to begin.” Following the release of the first teaser clip back in July, the BBC have unveiled a brand new trailer for their upcoming Sherlock special.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the infamous crime-solving duo, the special (which is expected to land at some point in December) will divert from the contemporary canon of the show, and instead take place in the Victorian era; traditional to Arthur Conan-Doyle’s original stories.
This latest trailer offers an intriguing glimpse into the mysterious plot of the special, which seems to question the morality of Sherlock’s character, in addition to teasing a ghostly, cult-orientated narrative that is sure to test the great detective to his very limits.
As well as the return of regular characters, all of whom are dressed to the nines in their Victorian costumes, the trailer also features a series of new faces, including that of Blackadder‘s Tim McInnerny in an as-yet unknown role.
During a panel over the summer, co-creator Steven Moffat revealed that the special will be screened at selected cinemas across the country.
The Sherlock special is set to air on BBC One at some point during the festive season. Watch the new trailer below.