‘Sherlock’ season 4: Producer makes it clear that Christmas return unlikely

Sherlock season 3Over the past few weeks, it has always felt like a pipe dream that “Sherlock” could be back on the air with more new episodes this Christmas, despite however badly that the bosses over at the BBC may want it to be so. There are just so many reasons why it would be unlikely, whether you think about the busy schedules of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and also that Steven Moffat is currently working on “Doctor Who.”

Speaking in a new interview with Collider, executive producer Sue Vertue explained that while she has seen rumors regarding the show’s potential return later this year, nothing has been confirmed as of yet:

“I’ve seen that talk too. It’s just a hope … I can’t see that we’d have a [season] by Christmas. But we’ll do what we can. I’m not being secretive about it. I just don’t know when we’re going to shoot it.”

What we know right now that is the most important is that everyone involved wants to make another season, and so long as that remains the case, there is always potential to do so much more with the show. We feel like it’ll happen when it happens; personally, we’re okay with waiting however long it takes to make sure that you get everyone that you want involved, and that the story comes out just right. After a third season that was spent with some tales that were a little more personal for the characters, we would like to see some big mysteries unearthed yet again.

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