The fourth season of The BBC’s “Sherlock” had its run in January this year after a several year hiatus. Reviews for the new season sadly weren’t great, certainly not hitting the critical heights of the show’s early days.
Before its premiere the cast and crew had hinted that these could well be the last episodes as those involved are often so busy that finding the time to do these has been difficult.
This week co-creator Mark Gatiss, who also plays elder Holmes’ brother Mycroft, re-affirmed the idea that this fourth season may have been the last despite the fact that both Cumberbatch and Freeman were signed for five seasons. He tells The Sun:
“I honestly don’t know if there will be any more. 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.
The last day tends to be an odd day – it’s never quite as you imagine it. But we did actually try and contrive it so the very last shot was Benedict and Martin running out of the building. Then we realised that we had to do one last shot the next day of Martin falling over – so that’s how it ended. As usual these things end with a whimper.”
None of the others be it showrunner Moffat, actors Cumberbatch or Freeman, or the BBC itself have said the recent series is the definitive end at this point though have suggested it could be.