Recently, some worrying rumours have sprung up claiming that the upcoming fourth season of Sherlock will be the last – based on comments made by the likes of Steven Moffat and Benedict Cumberbatch themselves in the press. Now, Cumberbatch has come forward to clarify those rumours and to assuage fans that they are not closing the door on the show just yet. Watch what he had to say below:
“What I talked about very clearly to a journalist who tried to create something sensational out of it… was “it is the last one for now.” We love doing the show and all I will say about it is that we’re all very busy, all doing other things now, and you have to see the fourth season to see why, for now, it’s not going to happen again in the regularity as it has been happening.”
While it is nice to know there will most likely be more Sherlock in future, it seems that there definitely is truth in the idea that we will have to wait a fair bit of time before we see it again. The most intriguing thing Benedict says here is that there is a reason in the new series about why it will have to stop for a while. What could that be? What massive show-shattering event could occur that would mean Sherlock has to halt production for some time?
We’ll find out when Series Four arrives in January 2017.