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WATCH: Go behind the scenes of Sherlock’s Victorian special: The Abominable Bride

December 31st, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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At long last, Sherlock will once again return to all our TV screens in just a few days time, albeit looking a bit different than we’re used to.

Now, cast and crew take us inside The Abominable Bride with a new featurette detailing how Benedict Cumberbatch’s modern Sherlock transported itself back to Victorian times.

“Now we’re doing one that’s in the authentic setting – It affects everything. Thereafter it’s hugely different,” says creator Steven Moffat of the new special. “We had to remake our 221B set. We instantly had the problem of period settings, whereas before we just turned the camera on and pointed it at London. We can’t do that anymore.”

Premiering January 1, 2016, Here’s the official synopsis:

“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”
“We’ve been here before – but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?
Welcome to ‘Sherlock’ in 1895!
“Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…
Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…
Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about… the Abominable Bride!

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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