Benedict Cumberbatch is Back as Sherlock in 19th Century Special

Dr. Holmes (Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) are back at 221B Baker Street, only they’ve given up their contemporary garb and technology’s trappings in the special, Victorian-era Sherlock. Our favorite obsessive sleuth and his indefatigable partner are now plying their trade in the 19th century, which is interesting considering it’s the era when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was living in when he wrote Holmes and Watson into existence. Everything’s different (especially Watson’s facial hair), yet the core fascination remains—Cumberbatch’s brilliant, chilly embodiment of the most famous detective of all time. And of course, Freeman is no slouch as the loyal Watson.

The special series will be arriving on PBS, the BBC and a few selected theaters (although they’ve given us no exact date). There will also be the fourth season of Sherlock to look forward to, which begins filming sometime next year.


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