Not so soon!
Benedict Cumberbatch acknowledged that the fifth season of his excellent BBC show Sherlock could happen some day, but it won’t be anytime soon. These days, Cumberbatch is known around the world as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s resident sorcerer, Doctor Steven Strange. But it was his role as Sherlock Holmes that thrusted him to the spotlight.
Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock is a reboot of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective who currently lives in present day London. Cumberbatch brings the eccentric and slightly troubled version of the ace detective foreward, while Martin Freeman plays his loyal friend Dr. John Watson. Both Cumberbatch and Freeman have won Emmys for their stellar performances.
The show’s future
The show is immensely popular, but it’s known to have taken it’s sweet time between seasons. There had been a gap of three years between seasons three and four. With the fourth finale coming in 2017 and ending on a shocking cliffhanger involving Sherlock’s nemesis Professor Moriarty (Andrew Scott), fans are eagerly waiting for what follows. But the fanbase is divided, with some saying that season 4 episode 3 ended with what can be seen as a nearly tied-up conclusion. But since Cumberbatch said so, there could’ve been some sort of discussion that took place regarding future seasons.
During an interview with Collider to discuss his new film, The Courier, Cumberbatch was asked about the show, where he said that he’s the worst person to ask, since he never says never. He also added that his slate is full at the moment, and so is of Martin’s and the other key players. So he concluded by saying that they may all get together when the script is right.
Cumberbatch is currently filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Freeman is expected to return for Black Panther 2.
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