The British crime television series Sherlock had its last season in 2017. Since then, fans have been raising questions about the possibility of renewal. And as none of the crew have ruled out a possibility we can keep our hopes up.
The series based on the popular character Sherlock Holmes grabbed attention even before its release. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece has fans from all over the world. So, much was expected of the series.
Sherlock was a modern-day version of the novels and we can say that it did its part in an exemplary manner in that aspect. Benedict Cumberbatch came in as the eccentric detective and Martin Freeman as his accomplice Dr. John Watson. The series first aired in July 2010 and went on till its fourth season on 15th January 2017. Each season had 3 episodes and an additional special episode came out in January 2016.
The series had outstanding ratings from critics and fans alike. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were praised for their outstanding performances. Critics also lauded the series for its storyline and making. Fans loved it for the thrilling scenes and never-ending twists. All of the seasons until season 3 had a Rotten Tomatoes rating of more than 90%. But the fourth season faced a low with barely 56% rating and very less number of viewers.
Nevertheless, fans have been waiting for a fifth season since 2017. The series which began its run in 2010 released a season every 2 years. So, many expected season 5 to be here around 2019. But it didn’t happen. They haven’t announced a renewal or cancellation yet.
Many cite the delay is due to Cumberbatch’s and Freeman’s busy schedule. Cumberbatch’s role as Doctor Strange in Marvel Cinematic Universe had kept him indispensable since 2016. And as the next part of his stand-alone movie is confirmed, and with a lot of other projects, he is not really available for the series. But he along with Moffat, the creator of the show did say that they were up for a fifth season. Again, Freeman’s schedule turns up as the next issue.
So, we are sure that we may not get a season 5 anytime soon. But we really hope that it will be here. The series was a milestone in Cumberbatch’s and Freeman’s career, so we can’t expect a no from their side. But, the latest series can be here is by mid-2021. The current coronavirus crisis is not helping too. So we need to do our bit and wait for the next season. Let’s expect that when it’s finally here, it will be worth the wait.