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‘Sherlock’ Co-Creator Hints That The Series May Be Over

‘Sherlock’ Co-Creator Hints That The Series May Be Over

For seven years, fans all over the world have been enthralled by BBC’s modern day re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock made its leading men, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman into international movie stars. That’s one of the big reasons that only four seasons of the series have been produced to date. Unfortunately, Cumberbatch and Freeman’s busy schedules may also do the one thing that Moriarty never could by bringing Sherlock to an early conclusion.

Via The Sun, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss addressed the fate of the show at the WhatsOnStage awards. “I honestly don’t know if there will be any more,” said Gatiss. “It’s incredibly difficult to get Benedict and Martin’s diaries to align…And obviously we left it in a very happy place…if that’s the end I’d be very happy where we left it.”

While the fourth season could serve as a fitting ending for Sherlock, is this really the last we’ll see of the great detective? All things considered, we’re gonna say no. It’s true that there isn’t currently a set time to reunite Cumberbatch and Freeman, nor have Gatiss and co-creator Steven Moffat publicly spoken about firm plans for a new season. However, both Cumberbatch and Freeman have repeatedly spoken about their love for the series. If they had not been dedicated to keeping Sherlock going, it would have ended years ago.

Back in 2012, Cumberbatch said  “I’ll always do Sherlock — it’s something I’m not going to give up on. I love it too much. It’s hard work, but it’s so rewarding and such a lovely bunch of people who do it…Don’t worry; it’s not going to disappear.” In that same interview, Cumberbatch expressed a willingness to revisit Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they grow older in the decades to come. It’s certainly possible that Cumberbatch may have changed his mind, but this is a new era in TV. Formerly canceled shows are coming back all of the time. If everyone involved wants to return, there’s no reason that Sherlock can’t eventually get a new season, even if takes as many as five or ten years to happen.

Do you think that this is the end of Sherlock? And do you want to see the series continue? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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