While you wait (possibly forever) for ‘Sherlock’ season 5, Benedict Cumberbatch teams with the BBC again

Sherlock season 4One of the things that may be the most wonderful of all about Benedict Cumberbatch is that he is truly a man who looks for work based on the art of it all as opposed to whatever is going to make the most money. For the latest example of this, you just have to look at the newest information that we’ve got for you today.

As first reported by Deadline, Benedict is going to lead the way for a 90-minute TV movie based on Ian McEwan’s book The Child in Time for BBC One. The “Sherlock” leading man will star in the project, in addition to serving as an executive producer. Across the board, Julian Farino will serve as director, while Stephen Butchard has adapted the project for the medium. In a statement, Cumberbatch had the following to say about this project ultimately coming to fruition:

“I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me — profound, beautiful and very moving … Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty. We’re very excited to have [writer] Stephen Butchard’s subtle and brilliant adaptation, and in Julian Farino we have an extraordinary director who delivers emotional truth. I’m so proud The Child In Time will be the first drama produced by [my production company] SunnyMarch TV.”

Hopefully, this bit of news will be enough to satisfy Cumberbatch fans who remain anxious to learn if there is going to be a fifth season of “Sherlock” down the road. We’ve certainly heard of there being interest among multiple parties, but we’re likely to have an extended break now while everyone goes off and does other things. They do always have this show to return to, and the notion that it will get plenty of viewers no matter the layoff.

It’s a little too early to know a precise premiere date just yet for “The Child in Time” as a TV project, but we will share more news once we’ve got it.

For now, let us know in the comments precisely what you want to see from this, and if you think Cumberbatch staying on TV is an optimistic sign for the future of “Sherlock.” (Photo: BBC One.)

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