A sneak peek of the new Sherlock special has finally arrived with a premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego, taking fans back to 221B Baker Street - with a slightly historical twist.

The standalone special, which will kickstart season 4 of the much-loved British series, will be set in Victorian London. The decision could be construed as a throwback to the setting of the original books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a contemporary to his own fictional creations.

In a Comic-Con panel alongside Rupert Graves and Sue Vertue, Sherlock creator and showrunner Steven Moffat cheekily explained the creative team's "conundrum" in putting Sherlock back into his usual, historical time slot: "When we first did Sherlock, press asked how can Sherlock possibly survive in a world with an iPhone? And when doing the Victorian, the press came in and said how can he do this without his iPhone?"

"It's very much the show you know. It's the Sherlock as you know it, but in the correct era. It's one of the best ones we've made. I think it's really terrific," he concluded.

Moffat also announced that the spinoff will also be shown in select theaters worldwide "on the big screen: full-size Benedict and Martin," he joked.

As of now, the special is slated for release later this year.

Check out the Sherlock sneak peek below.


 Via Entertainment Weekly

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