For those of you who love “Sherlock,” rest assured that we are at least starting to get some material from the new season! It may not be entirely substantial when it comes to plot details, but it is rather nice to see Benedict Cumberbatch alongside a hound, preparing to continue the journey of a certain Holmes.
This new season, which consists once again of three feature-length episodes, still does not have a premiere date, but we’re anticipating something in either late 2016 or early 2017. One other thing to possibly anticipate here is the notion that there may not be a whole lot of the story still to tell after this is over.
Speaking per the Telegraph, executive producer Steven Moffat notes that due to the availability of his leads (which includes Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman), there may not be any more on the other side:
“I don’t know how long we can keep it going. I’m personally willing but I’m hardly the main draw. I would be moderately surprised if this was the last time we ever made this show. But it absolutely could be.”
Our philosophy with this show in particular is strictly this: Make this batch of episodes, let it simmer for a while, and don’t really comment too much one way or another when it comes to the future of the show. From there, give the cast some time to pursue some other ventures. We’ve certainly seen now with “Gilmore Girls” and “Prison Break” that you can take super-long breaks only to then come back and tell more stories when everyone is on the same page again. Time will tell the tale.
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