The next BBC presentation of “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Morgan Freeman will take a giant leap backwards for a special 90-minute TV feature, according to EW.
This made-for-TV movie presentation will not be a part of the regular episodes that generally run three at a time per season but will be a stand alone that will literally see the crime solving pair in 19th Century Victorian London. How they get there and why they are 100-plus years in the past is a total mystery at this time.
“The special is its own thing,” show co-creator Steven Moffat told EW in a recent quickie Q&A. “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. 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.” Gatiss is co-creator of the series.
“Sherlock” can be seen in the U.S. on the cable station BBC America and on the PBS network’s Masterpiece. While the special will likely air in the UK sometime in December of this year it isn’t known at this time when it will air in the States.