‘Sherlock’ season 4: Benedict Cumberbatch would play role ‘into old age’

Sherlock -We understand why “Sherlock” fans have a constant sense of anxiety about the future of their show. Both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch have become stars thanks to the BBC series and other endeavors, and there is always that fear that one day, the two could decide that they have nothing left for Watson and Holmes.

Luckily, that hasn’t happened yet, given that there is a fourth season and Christmas Special that will be starting in December 2015. Just in case that wasn’t enough good news, know that Cumberbatch really could see himself playing this role for a very long time. Just see what he had to say to Empire Magazine on the subject:

“As long as the ideas are still there and the audience still wants it and as long as Martin and I are not to infirm that we can no longer remember the lines and shuffle around the set, I’d love to do it into old age, I really would.”

The reason we feel like this series in particular is able to continue on its run in such a way is simple: They have the luxury of being able to film when they want. If they were to force Cumberbatch into filming a new season ever year, this would most likely be almost impossible to pull off. Luckily, given the actors and the writers some flexibility means that no one is pressured, and they can make a product that is not only good and not rushed, but also a product they enjoy.

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