A long time has passed since we got to know that Sherlock would probably never return. ‘The Final Problem’ aired about a year and a half ago from today and even though we were told we wouldn’t be getting more Sherlock content, people are still holding out for that hope. It’s not completely ridiculous, to be honest. We’ve seen a lot of shows return in the past, and Sherlock could definitely be one of them. So will it return?
That’s precisely what we’re going to discuss today. Before we begin, make sure you’re caught up in the events of Sherlock Season 4. If you don’t want to be spoiled, I suggest you stop reading the post here. But if spoilers don’t bother you, we can get started.
Sherlock Season 5 Release Date
Looking at the way they did Season 4, there’s still a chance that more story will be added in the future. Even the showrunners think so. Steve Moffat himself has been back and forth regarding the whole Sherlock Season 5 thing,
“Re: Sherlock’s future – for those of you asking, it’s the end of Chapter One. Dr. Watson is now Doyle’s brave widowman, and Sherlock Holmes has become the wise and good version of the main run of the stories. Whether we ever get to Chapter Two – our boys consciously living the myth and battling wrong-doers – rather depends on our two stars. I’d be slightly surprised if we never made it again. But I’ve been surprised before.”
According to him, there’s a chance that they’ll do Sherlock Season 5 if things work out.
“I’m sort of assuming we will. I assume we will come back. We did [the last series] a year ago, just about, and I’ve been flat-out on Doctor Who ever since. So I haven’t thought about it; Mark has been doing other stuff as well, so we haven’t sat down and had a proper discussion about what we would do with another series.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Sherlock himself, also wants a Season 5 to happen. He did say that the fourth series will be “the last one – for now,” but he also mentioned that he would love to “keep revisiting” Sherlock.
“The idea of never playing him again is galling,” he said, while also making it clear that “it’s not going to happen again at the same regularity that it has been happening.”
So again, we have all these signs pointing to the fact that Sherlock may return after all. If it does, we’ll make sure to let you all know. Check into Otakukart daily for regular updates!