Sherlock Holmes season four came out last year in January. It has been rumored that the show is over and it won’t be coming back. But, is it really the case? Will Watson and Sherlock be coming back to our screens? Back in 2015, Mark Gatiss talked about the future of Sherlock. He said, “We’re all constantly thrilled and amazed by people’s enthusiasm for Sherlock. We hope to carry on as long as we can.”
However, he revisited the statement afterward. He said, “Re: Sherlock’s future – for those of you asking, it’s definitely the end. Of Chapter One.” He stated after the fourth season aired.
“Dr. Watson is now Doyle’s brave widower, and Sherlock Holmes has become the wise and humane version of the main run of the stories (we’ve focused, so far, on the cold Holmes of the early days.)
“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.”
Moffat was hoping that the show might actually come back. He said, “I sort of assume we will. I sort of assume we’ll 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 really thought about it. Mark has been doing other stuff as well, so we haven’t sat down and had a proper talk about what we would do with another series.”
“The idea of never playing him again is really galling,” he said while cautioning that “it’s not going to happen again at the same regularity that it has been happening.”
The fourth season of Sherlock was labeled as average by many fans. So, if they do decide to make another of Sherlock, that’s going to take a lot of work as the fans need something that would be top class.