Sherlock fans have been eagerly waiting for season five featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Many have previously speculated that the British crime drama ended after season 4, but the show's creator, Steven Moffat, talked about the future of the crime thriller show and when fans can expect Sherlock season 5.
Over the past year and a half, fans have heard endless conflicting statements on the future of Sherlock. Many speculated that due to the extremely hectic schedule and other projects, it will be difficult for both Benedict and Martin to share the screen again.
After the fourth series aired in January 2017, fans knew they have to wait for at least two or three years to see Sherlock Season 5. With co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss having several large-scale projects in their timeline, it was also speculated that fans may have to wait a little longer.
"Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock — we just say the same thing all the time and it gets quoted different ways. We haven't got an immediate plan, but I would remain surprised, given the collective enthusiasm we have for it, if we didn't do it again," Moffat previously said.
Recently, fans were excited when Chris Georgiou hinted about the renewal of the show. Chris' Speedy's Cafe shares the neighborhood with 221 Baker Street filming location and previously provided snacks and drinks to the Sherlock production crew. He told Time Out about the start of the fifth season.
"I probably shouldn't be saying this, but I've heard they'll be coming back for a fifth season."
However, Mark Gatiss took to Twitter to dismiss Chris Georgiou's talks of the show's return. Check out his tweet:
Utter nonsense— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) August 3, 2018
On the other hand, Martin Freeman does not seem as keen to portray John Watson again, as he has said in the past that he feels maybe they should quit making Sherlock again. When his statement surfaced, Benedict Cumberbatch gave a fitting remark to it.
"It's pretty pathetic if that's all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don't know. I don't necessarily agree with that... I just don't feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say."
Fans speculated in the recent months that due to the alleged friction between Benedict and Martin, the possibility of Sherlock Season 5 is pretty slim.