It’s been four years since we saw Sherlock Holmes solving crimes in his unique ways on BBC one. However, even after so long, fans have stayed hopeful that the series will return for Sherlock Season 5. The critics have highly acclaimed the British Crime Drama, earning an overall rating of 9.1/10 on IMDB and 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series first aired in 2010 and continued to entertain us until 2017 when season 4 was released. Since then, the fans have been wondering about the series returning for another season.
The massive success of the series has made it famous worldwide. Also, Sherlock has been nominated several times for Emmys, Golden Globe, and BAFTA in various categories over the years. Thus, the possibility of another season is quite bright. The show follows Sherlock Holmes, who acts as a consulting detective in unsolvable cases in modern-day London.
During his lonely journey, he comes across Dr. John Watson, who is an excellent match to be Sherlock’s partner. The duo takes the most challenging cases and solves them with their unique skills and presence of mind while dodging deadly criminals along the way. So when will the series return for Sherlock Season 5? Keep reading ahead to know all the details about the future of the show.
Will The Show Return For Sherlock Season 5?
The show’s creator and stars have always been optimistic about the show returning for another season. Recently, some stars have also opened about the possibility of season 5, making the fans excited. However, the lead actors have been quite busy working on other projects.
Benedict Cumberbatch is currently involved with the MCU. Moreover, Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson, is also busy with some acting projects currently. Also, the creators have been working on other assignments for now. However, Steven Moffat, the creator, teased the show’s future in a social media post which was taken down later. The post gave the fans of Sherlock’s a future look.
Dr. Watson has unfortunately become a widower after losing his wife, Doyle. Meanwhile, Sherlock has become a warmer person in his ways. For most of the series, we have come across Sherlock as a cold and depressed person who solves cases for the thrill. But the creator addressed the conclusion of season 4 as the end of chapter one in Sherlock’s life. For chapter two, the duo will continue their battles, tracking the vicious criminals and bringing them justice. The post did give the dedicated fans a glimmer of hope about Sherlock Season 5.
Stars Share About The Show’s Future!
Earlier, the co-creators revealed that they were ready to move on to another season. However, the conflicts in the schedule have held them back all these years. Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he was excited about portraying Sherlock again and would be happy to return for another season. However, he said that the schedule does not allow them to move forward with the project. Thus, when the time will be right, he will return to work on Sherlock Season 5.
Freeman also commented that the wait is just a long pause and not a full stop. He did not reveal the timeline of the upcoming season. But, he was hopeful about the series’ return. Also, the actors teased that the series’s future will depend on the script. Instead of another season, the creators could be looking at a film for the franchise’s future. Actor Sian Brooke was also eager to feature in season 5. She portrayed Eurus Holmes in the series. Also, she revealed that she would love to return for her role in Sherlock Season 5 if it happens in the future.
Who Will Return For Next Season?
If the next season happens, the lead stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Wason will return. Further, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade, Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, and Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty are expected to join the cast. In addition, some new characters will also be introduced by the creators in Sherlock Season 5.
Sherlock Season 5: When Will The Series Return?
The show’s creators have revealed the possibility of another season. However, they have also clarified that the series is not lined up for any time soon. The ideas and the script for season 5 are yet to be developed.
Also, all the cast members’ schedule needs to be set for the filming. Thus, we can expect the series to return for Sherlock Season 5 sometime in the year 2023-24, depending on when the work starts on the project. So, stay tuned for more updates about your preferred TV shows.