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Steven Moffat at the 2014 Television Critics Association event. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Steven Moffat at the 2014 Television Critics Association event. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Steven Moffat at the 2014 Television Critics Association event. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Doctor Who isn’t the only Steven Moffat series that can turn back the clock. Apparently, Sherlock is getting in on the time-shifting action.

The Emmy-winning co-creator confirms to Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming special, which had been filming in recent weeks, will be set in Victorian London and be a true one-off, not part of the series’ ongoing modern-day story. Last month, fans had seen stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman wearing Victorian dress during shooting, sending Twitter into a tizzy.

“The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW at South By Southwest. “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 didn’t say exactly how the story would take place in Victorian London, but we’re fascinated at the prospect of Cumberbatch and Freeman galavanting in the times of Arthur Conan Doyle. Moffat added that the special is nearly complete, and he’s happy with it. An air date has yet to be confirmed.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.