Is “Sherlock” really set to end after season 4? At the moment, the most sensible answer is “nobody knows,” and series star Benedict Cumberbatch is among one of the people who feels that sentiment. What he is rather upset about, though, are quotes from him suggesting that the show is ending.
We saw some of that first surface earlier this summer during the beginnings of his promotional tour for “Doctor Strange.” However, he is now saying per the Associated Press (see the video below) that many of those original comments were distorted to create a false impression as to where his feelings lie on the show’s future:
“We love doing the show and all I’ll say about it is that we’re all very busy, we’re all doing other things now and you have to see the fourth season to realize why, for now, it’s not going to happen again in the same regularity that it has been happening … But we’ll see, we’ll never say never and when it’s right, and if it’s right, we’ll do more.
“And I’m not going to make an announcement through a magazine that we’re not going to do any more of that show, it’s not my responsibility to do that.”
This is ultimately the reality of the situation: “Sherlock” is not renewed for a fifth season, and nor are there any plans to continue it in the immediate future. However, everyone involved is interested in coming back if there are more good stories to tell. We feel like what’s meant to happen here is that everyone will disperse, work on some other things, and then come back in a year or two’s time to revisit the idea. It’s similar to what Idris Elba does at this point with “Luther,” or what Larry David is up to with “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” This is something that comes about as a result of a really great evolution in how TV is made.
If there is something more to say on the series’ future, you better believe we’ll have it for you here. (Photo: BBC.)