UPDATE: The Sherlock youtube channel have released two more behind-the-scenes features. The first sees the cast grilled on their favourite funny moments from filming The Abominable Bride.
“Martin Freeman’s probably the funniest thing that’s happened on set recently,” says Benedict. While Martin himself backs up the statement by admitting, with characteristic drollness: “I slipped over yesterday. That was vaguely amusing for about four seconds.”
And the other puts the tough question to the cast of ‘why is Sherlock such a global success?’
“I think the enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes has always been global, actually,” says Benedict. “I think it is do with Conan Doyle’s extraordinary invention which has a universal appeal to all nationalities.”
“I think it’s because I’m in some of it now,” adds Martin Freeman, more succintly.
Original story from December 10th:
With the Sherlock winter special only 3 weeks away, the series’ official Youtube channel has whetted our appetites (like we weren’t already salivating) by releasing a new 3-minute behind-the-scenes look at the episode! Watch it below:
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy sitting through some Sherlocky goodness (personally, we can’t stop watching Rupert Graves’ massive muttonchops) we’ve picked out a few choice quotes.
“I thought they’d gone bonkers,” producer Sue Vertue admits, when first told about the idea to rewind to Victorian times. “And then eventually when they [creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss] told me the idea properly I thought that’s going to be stunning.”
“I suppose we can boast and say we’ve got the Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson of this current time,” says Moffat, on where the idea came from. “And part of the impulse came from me and Mark saying ‘wouldn’t it be a shame if we never got to see them do it in the authentic setting?'”
“The Victorian angle was very exciting to me,” Martin Freeman explains. “For me and Ben it’s quite something just to put different clobber on, you know. And to have a different sort of moustache. I quite like that.”
Speaking of how fans will take to the unusual episode, Benedict Cumberbatch said. “I think we’ve not disappointed them in the past and this certainly won’t disappoint so I hope they enjoy it.”
The Abominable Bride will air Jan 1st on BBC One in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the US.