“Sherlock” S4 Could Be The Show’s Last?

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are currently in the midst of shooting a fourth full season of the BBC’s “Sherlock” in the United Kingdom, and today a first look photo from the new season has gone online.

The photo comes as creator and showrunner admits to The Telegraph he’s not sure how much longer the show will stay on as its leading men don’t really need the show anymore:

“I don’t know how long we can keep it going. I’m personally willing but I’m hardly the main draw. I would be moderately surprised if this was the last time we ever made this show. But it absolutely could be. We do have two film stars in the program. They haven’t needed to do these jobs for a very long time. They’re coming back because they want to.

I’m amazed that we’ve got this far. I thought that once they had become extremely successful, we would only get to do one more series. There’s never going to come a time when we do a longer run, because this is what the series has become. It’s an occasional treat where you get three movies. It’s how it works.”

The news arrives a day after the recent holiday special, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” picked up six Emmy nominations including Best Lead Actor for Cumberbatch and Best TV Movie. The fourth season is expected to air sometime in early 2017.