‘Sherlock’ Season 5 could still be coming to Netflix and fans are ardently looking at BBC for confirmation. Here is everything we know about the future of the popular British crime drama series.
Following the massive success of this show, ‘Sherlock’ fans are now keen for its renewal. ‘Sherlock’ Season 5 could still be coming to Netflix and fans are ardently looking at BBC for confirmation.
- Is season 5 coming?
- Potential cast of ‘Sherlock’ Season 5
- Is there any trailer for the upcoming show yet?
- When will season 5 premiere?
Is season 5 coming?
A few years ago, in a conversation with a British fashion magazine, Benedict Cumberbatch said, “It might be the end of an era. It feels like the end of an era, to be honest. It goes to a place where it will be pretty hard to follow on immediately”. However, he explained that it is possible for the team to reunite for the show again in the future.
“We never say never on the show. I’d love to revisit it, I’d love to keep revisiting it, and I stand by that. But, in the immediate future, we all have things that we want to crack on with and we’ve made something very complete as it is, so I think we’ll just wait and see”, he added.
With that, Cumberbatch added that the idea of never playing the character again would be “galling”. It, therefore, looks like there’s still hope for season 5, or a spin-off, to go into production in the near future. Although nothing has been confirmed officially by the creators yet.
Potential cast of ‘Sherlock’ Season 5
Benedict Cumberbatch is highly likely to return as the main character, and he may be joined by Martin Freeman in the role of Watson.
In the last series, we met Sherlock’s sister Eurus Holmes (played by Sian Brooke) who Sherlock himself did not remember existed. In an interview with an entertainment portal, Sian Brooke said that she would love to come back to play Eurus. “It would be great, she is definitely a character I would love to revisit. You don’t get to play these parts every day, she’s abnormal and those sorts of parts are always great”, she said.
Speaking of the character, Brooke further added, “She doesn’t respond or behave the way others do. I get asked questions about what would happen next to her. There is definitely more to the mind of that character”.
Because there’s no official update about the character line up, at this point, estimating a potential cast other than these three characters looks difficult.
What can be expected out of the new series?
The ‘Sherlock’ season four finale, “The Final Problem”, revealed Eurus to be an expert manipulator who enjoys taunting her detective brother.
Moreover, Sherlock also discovered how she had actually killed his best friend ‘Redbeard’ as a child, after having remembered the story very differently for all those years.
Both Sherlock and Watson remain companions by the end of season 4. So, fans can expect all three characters to have their own stories in the next series.
Overall, we can say that the new series is highly likely to pick up from Eurus Holmes being safely back in the confinements of her secure unit.
Is there any trailer for the upcoming show yet?
Unfortunately, there has been no official confirmation of a new series and, therefore, a trailer is yet to be released. Since showrunners don’t usually drop trailers until a couple of months before a show is due to air, it seems like fans will have to wait longer. In the meantime, fans can binge watch the previous seasons to fill the void.
When will season 5 premiere?
Both Cumberbatch, and co-showrunner, Steven Moffat have shown an interest in continuing the series in the future. In an interview, Moffat said, “I haven’t really thought about it. Mark Gatiss, co-showrunner’s, been doing other stuff as well, so we haven’t sat down and had a proper talk about what we would do with another series”.
Moffat had earlier said that a fifth season had been planned but even after the fourth series aired a final decision wasn’t announced. As Cumberbatch and Freeman have been extremely busy with other series, a final release date is still up in the air.
There is no official release date for a new season of ‘Sherlock’ but we can expect the show to hit our screens in either 2022 or 2023.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman played the lead roles in the series, which ended in 2017. At this point, we have no choice but to wait for a clearer schedule before we know when the filming will begin, but we hope that the new series will arrive in the next few years.
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