A swan song for Sherlock could be on the cards

The next series of Sherlock could be the last, Steven Moffat suggested to The Telegraph. When asked about the fourth series, the show’s co-creator 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”.

Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been in very high demand since they started on their first series of Sherlock. Mark Gatiss said back in 2014 that organising any new series had been difficult as the show’s actors had become “superstars”.

“They’ve become superstars, which is brilliant, but we all want to carry on as long as we can”

Benedict will be appearing in the highly anticipated Marvel movie Doctor Strange coming to UK cinemas in October, and Martin features in the ten-episode scripted drama StartUp, debuting on Sony’s free streaming network Crackle. We believe StartUp doesn’t have a UK release date yet, but have reached out to Crackle for comment.

Hartswood Films have released a photo from the fourth series featuring a new companion for Sherlock, but he will also be standing alongside his regular trusty partner Watson of course.

Robert Viglasky / Hartswood Films
Robert Viglasky / Hartswood Films

This month, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride received six nominations at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, the third time that Sherlock has been nominated for the Emmy Awards. Series four will return to screens with three feature length episodes in the new year.