In anticipation of the Sherlock special which will appear in early 2016, the show's creator Steven Moffat has addressed assumptions that we will be seeing the dynamic duo engaging in a spot of time-travel.
This comes as a response to the speculation from November that suggested Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were donning Victorian clothing for a future episode. Yet, back then, it was unclear whether the crime-fighting pair were simply attending a costume ball, were in some kind of dream sequence or actually stepping back in time.
To add fuel to the fire, the BBC even released a photo showing both playing dress-up.
And now, we know that the truth behind the matter: The 90-minute episode is actually going to be taking place more than 100 years ago.
Speaking of the greatly anticipated special installment, which is independent of the fourth season, Moffat said last Monday:
“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.”
Alongside this, he also got our pulses racing with the following comment regarding the historical adventure:
At a press conference, Moffat also added that filming has been completed and he was "very pleased" with the result.
What do YOU think is in store?
If the cast were reduced to tears, who knows how the fans will react!
We can only wait patiently for the next months to find out. The BBC is yet to confirm when the special will be broadcasted but it is widely expected to air around December in the UK.
Let me know your speculations in the comments below!