Creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are eager to announce ‘Sherlock’ Season 5, but this “Final Problem” has come in their way. What is that final problem? Find your dusty detective cap and let’s investigate.
The popularity of the BBC’s series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is too intense to comprehend in words. Fans are eagerly waiting to hear the announcement of ‘Sherlock’ Season 5. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are very much interested in creating another segment, but the final problem remains unresolved. Let us find out what that thorn is on the road to 221B Baker Street.
- 4 seasons of drama, 3 years of parting- The charm of ‘Sherlock’ lives on!
- ‘Sherlock’ never announced cancellation!
- What’s that final problem for ‘Sherlock’ Season 5?
4 seasons of drama, 3 years of parting- The charm of ‘Sherlock’ lives on!
It is 2020 and we are still missing that sumptuous Baker Street: that unstoppable rush, that adventure, that brilliant drama! No doubt, Sherlock Holmes is a global obsession. Not just from when the BBC TV series arrived, but from the times when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced us to Sherlock Holmes.
Fans are waiting to hear the stories of ‘Sherlock’ and his friend John Watson played by the extremely talented cast- Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Since the beginning of the series, it has been a challenge for the makers to keep up with the schedules of their lead stars.
Both Martin and Benedict have expressed their desire to do another season sometime in the future. Last year, in January, Mark Gatiss had stated that even though the conflicting schedules still remain an issue, a potential season 5 of ‘Sherlock’ is still up in the air.
‘Sherlock’ never announced cancellation!
No, ‘Sherlock’ is not cancelled! Whatever you have heard is a gruesome rumour. There’s no reason for cancelling a super successful series like ‘Sherlock’ that still has dots to connect, and that still grabs attention from millions of fans whenever there’s any news about it.
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat still have hopes for the comeback. They told Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 that they are hopeful of doing ‘Sherlock’ Season 5 in the future, even though everyone’s busy with their respective projects. The reason for ‘Sherlock’ not happening right now is not because of a lack of will but because of feasibility issues. But the reality seems to be very different.
“Digital Spy” in their column mentioned the details of their conversation to BBC Radio 2. It reads, “I sort of assume we will. I sort of assume we’ll come back.”
In most of the conversations, non-availability of the actors was highlighted as the reason for not making ‘Sherlock’. But inside sources reveal that everything else can be sorted out, but there’s one thorn that has been constantly pricking for a long time. It is the major reason why the creators are not attempting to make ‘Sherlock’ Season 5. There’s no stopping the fifth outing of the detective series if that final problem gets resolved.
The last time we saw ‘Sherlock’ in the finale episode titled “The Final Problem”, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat allowed us to peep into the heart of ‘Sherlock’ in that episode. And now, some final problem is keeping us away from our favourite TV series.
What’s that final problem around ‘Sherlock’ Season 5?
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman pretended to be friends in front of the fans. We assumed that they are besties just like their characters on-screen. Even though they are actors par excellence, they couldn’t act being friends for a long time. The cat was finally out of the bag.
Martin and Benedict have remained at loggerheads since they grabbed their roles in the series. “The Scottish Sun“, wrote the testimony of the inside sources.
“Benedict and Martin will never be best mates — they’re not even close. They’ve remained professional in public as the series got more and more popular, but there was always a concern their relationship could break down.”
When they started their journey on ‘Sherlock’, they both were considered of the same level according to industry standards. Both wanted to grab the lead role, as they knew that playing ‘Sherlock’ will be big and the lead star will automatically get new opportunities. They were right in thinking so.
Benedict became one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood and a lot of great films fell into his kitty after playing Sherlock. While Martin, more or less, remains at the same level at which he was before ‘Sherlock’. And obviously jealous!
Martin was green with envy when Benedict was nominated for Oscar in 2014 for ‘The Imitation Game’. He commented,
“The trajectory of [Benedict’s rise] is very extreme. It’s deserved in his case because he’s really good. But to that extent? No, thanks. I like to be a moving target. I’ve got enough madness in my life without it being there all the time.”
Martin dislikes the fan following of Cumberbatch that the show ‘Sherlock’ attracts. Martin hissed on Sherlock’s popularity,
“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘you better f***ing do this, otherwise, you’re a c***.’ That’s not fun anymore”.
One can smell envy from the statement. Even Benedict wasn’t happy with Martin’s comment. He called him pathetic for thinking in this manner.
“I’m very grateful for the support, but that’s about it.”
“It takes on its own thing. But that happens with every franchise or entity like this.”
“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take a grip of your reality. What, because of expectations? I don’t necessarily agree with that.”
This is the final problem which nobody is addressing, the only hurdle in the path of making ‘Sherlock’ Season 5. Do you still hope for another outing of ‘Sherlock’ despite ego issues between its lead cast? Drop your thoughts in the comments box below.