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Sherlock Season Four Might Be The Show’s Last

Sherlock Season Four Might Be The Show’s Last


BBC’s Sherlock first arrived on our screens back in 2010. Since then, it has become the BBC’s number one show and has amassed a giant cult following. Its 2015 Christmas special, ‘The Abominable Bride’ also grabbed six Emmy nominations earlier this week.

However, could the show’s upcoming season by the final one?

Due to the show’s popularity, Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have grown hugely popular internationally, which means scheduling the stars for filming is near impossible. Not to mention, the stars have no real motivation to return to the show other than their loyalty to the fans. In an interview with the Telegraph, executive producer Steven Moffat expressed his amazement at BBC managing to bring Cumberbatch and Freeman in for its fourth season.

On the matter, Moffat said, “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.”

Moffat’s warning still allows for some hope for fans of the show, though we can only rely on Cumberbatch and Freeman‘s willingness to return.

“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,” Moffat concluded.

Season four is expected to air in spring of 2017.