Its now been a little over a year since the pair of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson graced our screens. The last season of Sherlock saw the two face a whole new world of cases and based on the season’s ending many assumed it could be the final adventure for the duo. However, based on a recent interview with RadioTimes series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss we may actually see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reunite onscreen once again, but we may have to wait a bit longer for it.
According to Moffat, Sherlock is still very much open to continuing with it very unlikely that the series is over especially with such fan enthusiasm. As he put it in the interview,
“Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock – we just say the same thing all the time and it gets quoted different ways,”
“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.”
However, while the two seem rather certain the series will return, they seemed uncertain on just how long the wait will be. Moffat emphasized that it will definitely be a longer gap but was not specific in how long,
“When, I don’t know. I think maybe the time for a longer gap is upon us, I don’t know. A longer gap? They’re always long gaps!”
Gatiss, however, did help to give us a time frame as he said they will definitely not be working on anything Sherlock related while they work on their new project Dracula. According to the interview Gatiss stated,
“We’re doing Dracula, which is going to take two years at least,”
“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].”
So this comes as a bit of good news-bad news, yes we will be getting a new season of Sherlock but it will be at least two years before we get it. For fans of Sherlock though, a long wait is nothing.