For the first time in forever, we don’t just get three episodes of Sherlock. For the first time in forever, we don’t have to wait for a decade in between seasons whilst Freeman and Cumberbatch play as famous celebrities for long stints. For the first time in forever, we’re going to get four episodes of Sherlock. Four.
And BBC, being the devilish little buggers that they are, have released a brand new image of our super sleuth team in the upcoming special. Hold your hats, it’s going to be good.
We are all thoroughly excited and bemused in the exact way that Moffat and Gatiss want us to be, our mouths flapping open a little bit larger as the Victorian attire. Because we all know deep in our souls and our clever deducing noggins that it wil probably be similar to how the deerstalker came into the modern adaptation – through a costume party (we’re hoping that Sherlock has totally inappropriately come as Jack The Ripper). But there is that TARDIS-esque sound in our frail hearts that is hoping that because it is a special, they could throw all the rules out the window and bring Doctor Who into the game.
Nevertheless, this is all kinds of awesome.