It’s been a while since fans have seen Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in the television series adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories. The show premiered in 2010 and the last aired season 4 was in 2017 on January 15th. Since then, the show has been put on sidetrack with fans speculating whether or not a next season will air.
Sherlocked fans are waiting eagerly for a new season and cannot keep calm after the new rumors about Netflix releasing season 5. The rumors started after Netflix recently launched the previous season of Sherlock on the website.
The official release date is not given yet but Steve Moffatt confirmed that there will be a season 5. Both Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss who created the show admitted that they’ve been too busy with other things so they really haven’t discussed the next season yet.
Benedict Cumberbatch may still play the lead role. The actor is not shy about how he enjoys playing the character of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series.
The character of Dr. John Watson may have a new face. Yes, it will be difficult to see another man play Dr. Watson as fans got so used to the chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. But Freeman himself had earlier raised concerns about his interest in the show. He has different priorities and most likely we will not see him play the infamous John Watson.
The show might bring back few essential roles of Mycroft Holmes, the mistress and Mrs. Hudson. Though, there is no confirmation regarding who will play these roles, if they will be reprised or not.
There is no confirmation about when, but Sherlock will come with a season 5 and fans cannot be happier with this news.
Sherlock is typically a 3 to 4-episode season. But since Netflix has taken over, we might get a few more episodes per season, or we can at least hope to. With the iconic background music playing in the background, let’s all wait to get Sherlocked again.