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SHERLOCK: Steven Moffat Teases the Upcoming Special

August 1, 2015 by  
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There’s more SHERLOCK on tap: in addition to the special that will be airing soon(ish), three more episodes will go into production next spring for “season 4.”

The season 4 hours will consist of the show in its normal setting, but as has been previously reported, the one-off special will be set in the Victorian era.

“We just thought could we ever just do maybe one scene or some dream sequel or something?” SHERLOCK executive producer Steven Moffat recalled during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “And then we just thought, you know, why don’t we just do it? Why don’t we just do a Victorian one? We never bothered to explain what we were doing in modern day London. So why do we have to bother explaining what they’re doing in Victorian London, when that’s where they’re supposed to be? So…can we increase our normal massive run of three episodes to a record breaking four, and do the special, which is separate from the rest of the series, and done in the correct period? So, you know, it’s a mistake we’ve been a long time rectified. What can I tell you?”

The out-of-time episode is also key to the kind of story the show will be able to tell for the special.

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