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Stephen Moffat just blew our minds about the Sherlock Special…

March 16th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Ok, so we’ve seen all the pics, leaked and official, from the Sherlock Special Episode. And, yes, we’ve wondered why Holmes AKA Benedict Cumberbatch and Watson AKA Martin Freeman have been wearing clothes from the Victorian Era London.

Well, now we know, thanks to co-creator Stephen Moffat, that the whole episode is a non-canon adventure that will take place over a century ago. Essentially, they’ll be the classic Holmes and Watson:

“The special is its own thing. We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. [Co-creator] Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”

Moffat has blown our minds here – don’t get us wrong, we love the idea of it and can’t wait to see how it plays out, but we’re a little worried about how the general public will take to it… we also assume that it means we’ll not be seeing the Holmes and Moriarty face-off we were expecting. Or will we? All bets are officially off, we suppose.

Moffat said the episode is finished and he’s pleased with it so far. It’s expected to air around Christmas this year…

More as and when we get it…

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….