The story of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his beloved partner Doctor John Watson has been entertaining fans since 1887. British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created these wonderfully intelligent characters, and their first appearance was printed in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet. They gained popularity worldwide and soon started collecting multiple stories.
The latest adaptation of the characters was Sherlock. It is a British mystery crime drama set in the present day. The show made its debut on 25 July 2010 and ran for four seasons before concluding on 15 January 2017. The show received critical acclaim, sustaining positive reviews across its first three series, and its fourth season received mixed reviews.
The show produced two highly talented actors who have gained their position in Hollywood. Benedict Cumberbatch became an international celebrity thanks to Marvel’s Doctor Strange franchise and the Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame films; Cumberbatch is now scheduled to headline the movie season in Doctor Strange 2 – he is also up for a Best Actor Oscar this year, for his work in The Power of the Dog.
On the other hand, his on-screen sidekick, Martin Freeman, also gained recognition and starred in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy; he also entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Everett K. Ross in films like Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, and he’s even achieved a string of TV hits like FX’s Breeders or the Crackle series StartUp. His future projects include the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever and the Marvel TV sequence Secret Invasion, which were in production last year.
Since the day the show’s season 4 has ended, fans have been waiting for another run. It appears as if the creators themselves are eagerly anticipating the return of this beautiful drama. During an interview, the show’s writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, shared their desire to write more, but they haven’t got the chance as the lead actors are pretty busy with their ongoing and future projects.
When asked if they are willing to be part of the franchise in the coming future, their statement reads, “I’d do Sherlock again tomorrow; why ask me? Mark would do it tomorrow, Sue [Vertue, producer] would do it tomorrow – we’d all do it again. It’s down to Benedict and Martin.”
Hopefully, one of our favorite duo will come back on screen soon.