Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock is coming back to TV later this year for a special episode, but as a new teaser image shown off by the BBC last night shows, the master sleuth has changed a bit. The one-off special is set in Victorian England, and both Cumberbatch and sidekick Watson have dressed appropriately, sporting three-piece suits and slicked-down hair. Martin Freeman's Watson, in particular, has gone full Victorian, sporting a neatly curled mustache.
The picture was released ahead of today's Sherlock panel at San Diego Comic-Con, which is set to feature executive producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, as well as actor Rupert Graves, who plays DI Lestrade. While we already know Sherlock and Watson are going back a hundred-plus years to Victorian England for the upcoming special, we don't yet know how they got back there, or what they'll be doing when they get there. Using their combined genius to solve cases, presumably, but will the special — and the three-episode series set to follow it — keep the moody tone of Cumberbatch's Sherlock, or use the new setting to inject more farce into the mix?
Expect to find out more soon. The Verge's intrepid reporters are already on the Comic-Con show floor, and will bring you more details from the Sherlock panel — and many others — across the coming days.