Sherlock Creator Explains That The Wait For Another Series Might Be Longer Than Before

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As Sherlockians, we are already used to waiting a few years for another series of BBC’s Sherlock. After season four, however, it was implied that we might not get another series ever and that the game was over after “The Final Problem” aired.

However, some of us didn’t give up hope yet and all those little implications could mean that we just have to wait a bit longer to get another series again. Though I can only imagine that no one would complain about waiting if we get more Sherlock. After all, we are quite used to it.

Steven Moffat has sparked hope for another series once more in an interview with “Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock – we just say the same thing all the time and it gets quoted different ways,” he 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,” he goes on. “I think maybe the time for a longer gap is upon us, I don’t know. A longer gap? They’re always long gaps!”

It might not be an ideal answer, as we have no clue when Sherlock will actually return and solve more crimes, but it is hope after all. Although Moffat gets a little bit more specific on an estimated time when the show could return, explaining that it will not happen while he and Mark Gatiss are working on Dracula, their upcoming show for the BBC.

“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].”

They might not know when Sherlock will actually return, but the creator of the show also doesn’t rule out not doing more Sherlock, even though it means we probably have to wait until sometime after 2020. “I could see us making more Sherlocks,” Moffat concluded. “I could see us making Sherlocks way in the future.

“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,” he adds.

He really does sound hopeful that Sherlock will eventually return to our screens and until then we’ll have a nice cuppa and try to solve crimes on our own.

Anna Hattingen