If you were hoping to see more Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on your BBC television screens anytime soon, you are going to be sorely disappointed. According to RenewCancelTV, BBC One has cancelled Season 5 of our favorite detective series, Sherlock.
The show "has been in limbo" for quite some time, and it is not uncommon for fans to wait a year or two for the newest season. But new reports say the show may be facing a permanent hiatus.
Excuse me, I'm having Firefly flashbacks.
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (also known for playing Mycroft Holmes on the show) sat down with Radio Times to discuss why we have to say goodbye to Holmes and Watson.
“Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock – we just say the same thing all the time and it gets quoted different ways," Moffat said. "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. When, I don’t know. I think maybe the time for a longer gap is upon us, I don’t know. A longer gap? They’re always long gaps!”
While Moffat and Gatiss are not opposed to a Sherlock revival in a few years, they are looking to expand toward other projects, including Dracula.
“We’re doing Dracula, which is going to take two years at least," Gatiss said. "We’re not going to do Sherlock whilst we’re doing Dracula. So it’s not going to happen in the immediate future. Never say never, but no – we don’t have an idea [right now].”
If the Dracula project is anything like the early days of Sherlock, we are sure fans will love it. But we're still not sold on this indefinite hiatus thing.
“I could see us making more Sherlocks. I could see us making Sherlocks way in the future," Moffat confessed in the interview. "It’s not the kind of show that has to come back all the time. It can revisit. Every time Sherlock comes back it’s a reunion show.”
A small consolation, but it will have to do for now. As of June 2017, Gatiss had yet to write one word of the Dracula project, but time will tell what we can expect from the famous vampire.