After the widely popular BBC TV series Sherlock ended its fourth season in 2017 there have been rumors that the show could still run.
When the season ended, it seemed as if the series would already hang up its sneakers (or hat). However, according to entertainment reports, the iconic duo of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson) have been talking. Notably, both stars are willing to continue the series. Additionally, actor Andrew Scott who plays Sherlock’s main antagonist Jim Moriarty claims that he wants back in. But what’s going on up there on the BBC?
According to showrunner Mark Gatiss, all of them who did production work on Sherlock has been busy running different projects since then. Hence, the topic of continuing the widely popular series hasn’t been brought up to him and co-runner Stephen Moffat yet. Notably, Moffat and Gatiss are currently working on a Dracula series. Hence, this partly explains to why Sherlock 5 has not yet been put to the table. Although, both showrunners admitted that they would be very interested to work on Sherlock again. If time permits, apparently.
Sherlock ran for four seasons from 2010 to 2017. For a TV series, its episodes were too few and too far in between. In particular, each season only featured three to four episodes. However, each episode lasted for one and a half hours.
The Sherlock franchise has been nominated for a lot of awards. Notably, it has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. Evidently due to its excellent script writing, creation of plots, and quality of acting.
For now, fans can only wait for further updates from the showrunners.