It's Still Possible SHERLOCK Could End After Season 4
If the excellent BBC series Sherlock does indeed end after its upcoming fourth season, I'll be incredibly disappointed, but I can't say they didn't warn us. Co-creator Steven Moffat hinted five months ago that this could be the last we'll see of the deerstalker-wearing detective, and star Benedict Cumberbatch himself has said that the end of the fourth season "feels like the end of an era" and that while he's still willing to play the character, they're going to be taking a break to work on other projects.
Co-creator Mark Gatiss recently spoke with TVLine and didn't sound too optimistic about the future of the show:
Gatiss says “we honestly don’t know” if this season will be the last. “These three [episodes], we’ve very, very pleased with them. And everybody’s very keen to carry on. It’s just genuinely difficult to schedule everyone’s diaries. It was a nightmare to schedule this season… and that’s not going to go away. I mean, the success of Doctor Strange is not going to make Benedict short of work.”
With Cumberbatch and co-star Martin Freeman getting more popular by the day, it sounds like it's dreadfully difficult to get everything to align perfectly so they can shoot a new season. Hopefully they can all work the timing out in a few years and give us a fifth season (and maybe even more).