Sherlock creator Steven Moffat offers some new exciting details on the upcoming special for the series. The main thing which he revealed is that the Victorian setting of the special was the perfect time for them to tell an Arthur Conan Doyle ghost story.
While talking at the Television Critics Association press tour (Via: /Film), Moffat said,
“The main difference I would say, the only temperature change moving it from Victorian and Modern is ghost stories work better in the Victorian setting. Doyle stories that are scary chillers we haven’t done much. Victorian era gives us a chance to do a creepy one, a scary one.”
“Sherlock Holmes has the manners of a Victorian gentleman which he doesn’t have in modern day, so he’s less brattish. I’d say this Sherlock is a little more polished. He operates like a Victorian gentleman.”
“[We did this] just because we can, really. We said, ‘Could we maybe do one scene or a dream sequence?’ Then we said why don’t we just do it? We never bothered explaining why he’s in modern day London. Why explain why we’re in Victorian [London]?”
“Really this is a one-off unless we go mad and set it in the 1940s and have him fight Hitler. Nothing’s inconceivable if you have bad taste. No, we go back to doing Sherlock next year unless I’m lying or we change our minds.”
There’s still no information on when we will get to watch this Sherlock special, but it looks amazing and I am sure they will put a marvelous show for us.