Sherlock Season 5 is still not out of the table as actor Benedict Cumberbatch stressed that the BBC series could go beyond Season 4.
The actor slammed reports that the forthcoming Season 4 would be the last for the Sherlock series. Cumberbatch said Season 4 could be the last one for the show for now but they would do more in the future. “We’ll never say never and when it’s right, and if it’s right, we’ll do more,” the actor said.
Sherlock co-producer Steven Moffat echoed Cumberbatch’s sentiment and stressed that the actor’s statement was misinterpreted. Moffat was referring to the actor’s remarks in the November issue of British GQ magazine wherein he said it feels like “the end of an era.”
iTechPost noted the showrunner said Cumberbatch was not talking about the end of the series when he made the remark. Moreover, Moffat clarified that Cumberbatch only said that Season 4 will be hard to follow but that does not mean he is no longer interested in playing the iconic role. He stressed that the actor did not rule out more adventures for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the future.
When fans asked what there is to look forward to in the future for Sherlock, Moffat admitted that they haven’t talked to BBC about Sherlock Season 5. He, however, assured that fans have nothing to worry about, iTechPost reported. In August, Moffat teased that certain plot elements had been held back for a possible Season 5.
Check out the Sherlock Season 4 teaser below.
Meanwhile, Sherlock and Watson will be facing a new villain in the upcoming Sherlock Season 4. New nemesis Culverton Smith will be introduced this season. Actor Toby Jones will be playing the role.
While a new villain will keep the dynamic duo on their feet, an old nemesis will also come back. Professor Jim Moriarty is set to return this season.
Sherlock Season 4 premieres in early 2017 on BBC One. Cumberbatch will also debut as Doctor Strange in cinemas on November 4.