We have good news and bad news for fans of Sherlock who are attending Comic-Con 2013 later this month. The good news is that Sherlock is making its SDCC debut, but the bad news is that stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) are not attending the festivities.

Co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be joined at the panel by producer Sue Vertue, and there will be "surprises" in store for those in attendance.

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It has also been confirmed that Season 3 of Sherlock will debut in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece sometime in early 2014, preceded by its debut in Great Britain.

Not only will this panel mark Sherlock's debut at the San Diego convention, but it is also the first time that any PBS show has had a presence at SDCC. Could this pave the way for a Downton Abbey panel at Comic-Con 2014? We'll have to wait until next year to find out for sure.