Sherlock season 4, preceded by all the other seasons proved to a huge global hit and has pushed the fans to demand for another season. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman starred in the lead roles of the popular British crime drama television series and won millions of hearts worldwide through their amazing performances as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively.
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No official announcement has been made as yet with regards to filming of Sherlock Season 5. It has been almost 4 years since the last episode of the BBC series was premiered. However, creator Steven Moffat and co-showrunner Mark Gatiss have hinted that it is unlikely for the show to disappear entirely.
So there’s still a hope for season 5. Moreover, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the filming of season five cannot be expected as of now, and it will not be before 2022 or 2023 that we will get to see Benedict and Martin back in their roles. To be more specific, nothing can be concluded yet without any official announcement from the filmmakers.
What Martin Freeman has to Say
Let’s dive in to see what our favorite character Dr. John Watson aka Martin Freeman has to say regarding the series.
“They’re few and far between, the discussions about Sherlock, just because Mark [Gatiss] and Steven [Moffat], the writers, and Benedict [Cumberbatch] and I, are all lucky enough to be not only working on stuff that we like and are interested in, but we know what Sherlock is.
You don’t look that gift horse in the mouth ‘cause that sort of stuff doesn’t happen very often, in someone’s life. It’s a huge, huge, worldwide hit, and way beyond anything we could’ve imagined.”
Talking about Season 4, Martin said, “The way the story went, in the last series, felt like, if not a full stop, then certainly a semi-colon or an ellipses. It felt like a pause. It didn’t feel like something where we could just pop up the next year and go, ‘Hey, folks, we’re back.’ It felt a bit more momentous than that.
Not final, necessarily, but the truth is that I don’t know because me and Ben don’t write it. I’m a huge believer in stopping doing something when you want to. If you’ve said what you want to say, get off the stage, and really have the guts to leave it. I don’t know if it’s more they want to say.”
Martin also shared his thoughts regarding season 5, saying, “If it’s something really special, and if it’s something really meaty and interesting, then I think we’d all be open to that. Sherlock always sounds a bit like an event, anyway. We did three episodes [each season]. Albeit they were long episodes.
They were 90-minute episodes, but they were quite few and far between, by television standards. Normally, you’re looking at 10 or eight episodes. We did relatively few, even though there was a lot of material.
It always felt like an event, so if we do more, it has to be worthy of that. We couldn’t come back with something that was quite good. It would have to feel really, really special. It was that kind of show.”
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