It has been a long time since we witnessed the story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Season 4 of Sherlock left us with many cliffhangers and unfolded mysteries, opening a gate for Season 5. The fifth season is highly anticipated, and fans have been waiting for an official announcement from BBC One.
Previously showrunner, Steven Moffat, went on Facebook last year,
“Dr Watson is now Doyle’s brave widower and Sherlock Holmes has become the wise and humane version of the main run of the stories.”
The creator hint that the first four seasons were more like Chapter One of the planned storyline.
Even co-creator Stephen Moffat said during a conversation with Radio Times in 2018 that they haven’t got an immediate plan, but the plans are open.
During a recent conversation with Collider, Benedict Cumberbatch hyped up the possibility of Season 5.
“I’m the worst person to ask on this because I never say never, obviously. But I don’t know. And I’m the worst person to ask because my slate’s pretty, pretty full at the moment, as is Martin [Freeman, Watson] and all the other key players involved. So, who knows? Maybe one day, if the script’s right. And I say ‘the script,’ maybe it could be a film rather than the series. Who knows? But anyway, not for now.”
Sherlock Season 5 Release Date?
The first four seasons of Sherlock are currently available on Netflix. Though there are no official announcements about our favorites returning to Baker Street anytime soon, the actors and creators have not stopped talking about it.
The release date for Sherlock Season 5 is still not known. The first season premiered back in 2010, while the other two premiered within the next two years. There is not any consistency in the release pattern of the show, but there are many reasons behind it.
The fourth season was released in 2017, and it was the last time we saw Sherlock and Dr. Watson together.
Why Is It Being Delayed?
The first reason for the delay behind Sherlock Season 5 can probably be the busy schedule of Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor has been quite busy this decade with portraying roles like Dr. Strange.
Another reason for the constant delay that has been in the lanes of the internet for quite some time is the feud between Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. However, the actors have not denied or agreed to these rumors.