One of the biggest quality every Sherlock fan needs to have is patience. It will not be easy and many times they need to occupy their time with other shows until the new series is released, but it is anything but easy. With the fourth series expected to be dropped next year, which it is currently filming, fans now have to deal with the fact that this fourth series could be their final.
It is not surprising given two points: (one) UK series never seem to go very long unless it is one of those series that reboots the entire cast after two or three series, and (two) Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are in the highest demand possible right now. Executive Producer Steven Moffat admitted to The Telegraph that this could be the end.
We do have two film stars in the programme. They haven’t needed to do these jobs for a very long time. They’re coming back because they want to,” Moffat said.
“I’m amazed that we’ve got this far. I thought that once they had become extremely successful, we would only get to do one more series.”
Given the actor’s hectic schedules, it was a surprise to Moffat that they were able to work in another season of the series.
“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.”
Moffat did offer a glimmer of hope: “That’s why I think it’s unlikely that we’ve completely finished it. There would be nothing strange in stopping for a while. It could go on forever, coming back now and again.”