Any new Sherlock is at least a “couple of years” away, says Andrew Scott

Because Moriarty is a man you can trust, right?

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We’ve got mixed news for you, Sherlock fans: a fifth series of BBC’s super-sleuth show hasn’t been ruled out, but you’ll have to wait two years or more to see it. 

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That’s according to Moriarty man Andrew Scott (below), who dropped a few mischievous clues about the drama on last night’s One Show. When Matt Baker – ever the joker – asked whether a fifth series could come before the next general election, Scott replied: “I don’t think there’s another series of Sherlock coming soon. I think another general election would come first!”

He went on to explain: “We’re not doing [Sherlock] for another couple of years. Everybody got quite busy, you know? You want to keep it fresh and stuff like that.”

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We’ve got mixed news for you, Sherlock fans: a fifth series of BBC’s super-sleuth show hasn’t been ruled out, but you’ll have to wait two years or more to see it. 

That’s according to Moriaty actor Andrew Scott (below), who dropped a few mischievous clues about the drama on last night’s One Show. When Matt Baker – ever the joker – asked whether a fifth series could come before the next General Election, Scott replied: “I don’t think there’s another series of Sherlock coming soon. I think another General Election would come first!”

He went on to explain: “We’re not doing [Sherlock] for another couple of years. Everybody got quite busy, you know? You want to keep it fresh and stuff like that.”

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It’s not only Scott who’s hinted Sherlock’s casebooks haven’t quite closed. When asked about the future of the show, co-creator Mark Gatiss previously told RadioTimes.com “I mean, we didn’t draw a definitive line. We left it in a place where we thought we could leave it, and equally a place where we could come back to it. It really just depends.”

Depend on what? The availability of leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Since Sherlock launched in 2010, the partners-in-crime-solving have seen their schedules dominated by Hollywood blockbusters. But remember, the two still found time to film this year’s series four. Maybe they could reunite for a trio of final cases…

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The game might still be afoot.