The fourth season of “Sherlock” is going to be premiering on BBC One at some point early next year, and given that we are impatient people in a fairly impatient culture, we of course are already starting to think more of what the future holds. There is no renewal for season 5, after all, and there’s no word as to if there will ever be one. Benedict Cumberbatch has already suggested that season 4 could be the end of the show, though he’s never confirmed anything one way or another.
So what does one of the show’s co-creators have to say about all of this? For the time being, not too much. Speaking on the BBC Radio 5 show “In Short” (see below), Mark Gatiss (who also plays Mycroft on the series) made it clear that he has “no idea” if “Sherlock” is ending after this season. The same goes for whether or not Cumberbatch would return to do more of the show.
The reality at the moment is that the actor is an extremely busy man with a lot of projects on the pipeline — we don’t think that he is necessarily done with the franchise even if it appears that way for now. He may go away, do something else, and then come back several years later. Sherlock Holmes isn’t a superhero or some other figure who could only do this job within a short age demographic. The same goes for Martin Freeman was Watson.
One thing that Gatiss does make very clear in here is that he would never want to do this particular show without either Cumberbatch or Freeman in their parts. This further proves that he’s sticking by the brand, and we applaud the commit to quality more than keeping it going if the leads aren’t interested in returning.
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