The Victorian version of Sherlock is coming to the big screen, executive producer Steven Moffat announced to Comic-Con today. When it comes out in “the next year, we hope,” the EP said, the Christmas special of the series co-produced by BBC and PBS and starring Benedict Cumberbatch will be released in “select theaters” around the world. A sneak peek shown before the panel started showed the Great Detective in his original 19th century garb and setting. The brief glimpse seemed to strongly and amusingly suggest that Sherlock and housekeeper Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) are not fans of Dr. John Watson’s (Martin Freeman) writings of Holmes’ adventures, with both critiquing his flourishes and tone.
When it comes to other writing, Moffat told the crowd that he actually hasn’t started writing Season 4 of the show yet.
Fellow EP Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves joined Moffat onstage in a full Ballroom 20. As in past years when Cumberbatch wasn’t in attendance, the actor appeared in a video to say hello to fans. The video kicked off as a message from Andy Scott, who plays Holmes’ archrival Moriarty on the show. Scott is working on the upcoming James Bond pic Spectre. Then Cumberbatch appeared along with EP Mark Gatiss, who also plays Holmes’ brother in the series. The two of them are appearing in Hamlet in the UK. Scott ended the video with a paraphrase of Moriatry’s trademark line, “Hello, Comic-Con. Miss me?”
The roar from the crowd seemed to indicate that they did.