Sherlock, 221B Baker Street, known for outstanding writing, direction, and acting. Personally, one of my all-time favorite shows. There have been talks about the fifth season since the time of season 4, 2017. We haven’t got the fifth season due to conflicting schedule of Benedict Cumberbatch. However, the rumors are again in the air about the fifth season. Come, let us clear up the farrago of rumors and realities.
Could there be Season 5 anytime soon?
The series was originally aired on the BBC network. Season 1 of the series aired in 2010. Season 2 aired two years later followed by the third season in 2014. A special episode was aired on 1st Jan 2016 and then season 4 was aired a year later in 2017. A Christmas special mini-episode was also aired in 2013.
In January 2014, Moffat stated that a fifth series had been plotted by himself and Gatiss; however, by the end of the fourth season in 2017, they had not decided whether to produce it. Cumberbatch and Moffat, in particular, have expressed interest in continuing in the future, but there are no immediate plans. One of the reasons for not producing the fifth season is the conflicting schedule of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Moreover, co-showrunner Steven Moffat said, “I didn’t think about it. Marl Gatiss [co-showrunner] did other things too, but we did not sit down and discussed rightly what we’d do with another series.” This indicates that they don’t know for sure where the fifth season could go.
In the end, we can only hope for season 5 to be aired soon, nothing can be said for sure.
Who could be in Season 5?
No Sherlock is complete without Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson. So, the detective duo has to be there. Moreover, Sherlock’s so-called nemesis(brother), Mycroft Holmes(Mark Gattis) could be there.
At the moment not even the writers know about the story of Season 5, thus, it would be of any use to speculate anything.