Sherlock: Season 5 – Everything You Should Know

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BBC’s Sherlock was one of the biggest hits of the past decade. Not only did it show what Sherlock Holmes would be like in the modern era, but Benedict Cumberbatch also gave us one of the most iconic portrayals of the character. Even though the show had a successful run with four seasons, a fifth season has yet to be released.

While some argue that the last season was disappointing, several fans have hoped the show will return for Season 5. After all, who wouldn’t want more adventures with the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson? If you’re praying for its comeback, here’s everything you need to know about Sherlock: Season 5.


When Is Sherlock: Season 5 Coming Out?

As of writing this, there’s no news regarding Sherlock: Season 5’s release date. It’s also unconfirmed whether or not BBC has renewed Sherlock for a fifth season. Due to the previous season’s reception, that may be the last time we see this iteration of Sherlock.

However, considering the show’s overall success, a fifth season may still be possible. For that to happen, the actors will’ve to agree to return, and the writers need to pitch a script that’ll convince everyone that Sherlock: Season 5 is worth making. Otherwise, Sherlock: Season 5 is unlikely to happen at this time.


Will The Cast Return For Sherlock: Season 5?

Given Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s schedules, it’ll be hard for them to return for Sherlock: Season 5. Both are busy since Cumberbatch is working on The Thing with Feathers, while Freeman is occupied with Flavia De Luce. Not to mention both are now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Strange and Everett Ross.

Still, that doesn’t mean they’re not open to returning for Sherlock: Season 5. Cumberbatch once said that he would never say never to a Sherlock return as long as the circumstances were right. Furthermore, Freeman also mentioned that the door to Sherlock is never shut if a good idea and script were to come up.

Sherlock creator Steven Moffat also confirmed that he’s willing to start writing Season 5 if Cumberbatch and Freeman agreed to reprise their roles. But as mentioned earlier, that’ll only potentially happen if they think of a new and intriguing story to tell.


What Could Sherlock: Season 5 Be About?

Since the previous season had a somewhat open ending, there are countless possibilities of what Sherlock: Season 5 will be about. While there is no official confirmation about Sherlock: Season 5’s plot, fans can look forward to exciting new mysteries for Sherlock and Watson to solve if it were to happen.

The season could also introduce new antagonists like Colonel Sebastian Moran and Professor Presbury. It’s also possible for them to throw old characters like Irene Adler or Eurus Holmes back into the mix. Even though the former could be on the run and the latter is in a maximum-security prison, it would be interesting to see them work with Sherlock for once. However, these are only speculations on possible plot points since no story for Sherlock: Season 5 has been revealed yet.

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