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Classic Sherlock Holmes returns in trailer for PBS special

Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime (investigating crime, that is) John Watson have travelled through time and ended up in Victorian era London.

In the trailer for the upcoming Sherlock PBS special, the duo (played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) have taken on the original look of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved characters and have assumedly been tasked with solving a near impossible crime.

The trailer doesn't give away much, instead choosing to focus on the actors' new looks — which are a stark contrast to their usually donned modern wear — but it is chock-full of pretty snappy one-liners.

"You're Sherlock Holmes. Wear the damn hat," Freeman's Watson snaps at one point in the trailer to a smirking Cumberbatch.

Speaking about the special at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, showrunner Steven Moffat said the special would have a bit of a different feel, but if the dialogue of the entire 90-minute special is anything like it is in the trailer, audiences should expect more or less the same type of quips they've grown accustomed to.

"It's like we checked the books and discovered we'd set it in the wrong time period by mistake and it's like we're correcting it," Moffat said during a panel at the con, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The special will air later this year on PBS.

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