We’ve said time and time again that we personally believe there will be a fourth season of “Sherlock.” As a matter of fact, we would go completely berserk in the event that there is not another series of the show ordered for some reason. It’s extremely popular, well-received, and successful worldwide in addition to in the United Kingdom.
But, there are problems. Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are very busy with multiple projects, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are very in-demand thanks to multiple other TV and movie offers.
So what does Benedict have to say specifically about the future of the series? Speaking in a new interview with the Adelaide Advertsier (discovered via the Radio Times), Benedict made the state of things about as clear as he can, given the present circumstances:
“I genuinely don’t know … That’s not me trying to be mysterious. None of us know if there will be a fourth, fifth or sixth series.”
Cumberbatch also admitted in the chat that he does worry that him being in so many projects has led to him almost becoming too muh of a public figure, which could in turn have an adverse effect on his future:
“I’d hate to think anyone is sick of the sight of me, although I wouldn’t blame them … I’ve overexposed myself! Actually that sounds a bit dirty … I’m proud of every single project. I can genuinely say that it is varied enough, as a slate, to not fear too much overexposure. I just hope the public agree because they are seeing a lot of me.”
In the end, we still feel like the plans for the future of “Sherlock” will probably be a little bit more revealed later this year, as Moffat finishes his run on “Doctor Who” season 8. That will allow him a brief break to sit down and think a little bit more about what the future could hold for both him and his series.
As always, we’ll have another “Sherlock” update for you as soon as we find out about it. For now, be sure to share your thoughts below, and click here to get a chorus of further TV news and updates via email.