'Sherlock' Victorian-Era Trailer Will Have You Peeing Your Petticoats (VIDEO)

One of the coolest things about Steven Moffatt's modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (aside from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) is that it's set in the 21st century. Why, then, are we so excited for the upcoming Sherlock special set in Victorian London

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Probably the costumes. Plus it's fun to see some of our favorite characters being themselves in a completely different setting! Anyway, take a look at this preview scene of Sherlock that debuted at Comic-Con this week, and be reminded why you love this show (and Benedict Cumberbatch, natch).

 

Do you love it? I also love that Mrs. Hudson makes a reference to not talking in Dr. Watson's stories, which Moffatt said was an intentional nod to how much more the female characters have added to the plot in modern retellings than in Conan Doyle's original stories, in which females largely weren't given a voice.

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Moffatt addressed the issue at Comic-Con, saying, "One of the problems with the original, which we addressed in the modern series, is that, for the most part, the women in the original Sherlock Holmes series don't really speak very much."

He continued, "And there isn't a Molly Hooper." The crowd laughed as he added, "We'd forgotten that we invented Molly."

Moffatt also summed up the reason we continued to love Sherlock, whether he's operating in Victorian London or in 2015. He said his theory is that "we're always going to be in love with the idea of a man who understands everything but himself."

The blast to the past will be a stand-alone episode, and even though the preview says it's "coming soon ... ish," it's being billed as a Christmas special, more likely than not based on the Sherlock Holmes Christmas story, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.

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