It’s now been over two years since the series four finale of BBC detective drama Sherlock, and while the hit series’ creators insist it isn’t gone forever it’s looking increasingly likely we’ll have a VERY long wait before they reopen the doors of 221B Baker Street.
Take a look below for a full rundown on Sherlock’s possible future.
Well, creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss say they would be surprised if they never made any more Sherlock – but they’ve also suggested they have no immediate plans to make more of the smash-hit BBC drama.
“Nobody has ever closed the door on Sherlock – we just say the same thing all the time and it gets quoted different ways,” Moffat told RadioTimes.com in 2018.
“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.
“When, I don’t know,” he continued. “I think maybe the time for a longer gap is upon us, I don’t know. A longer gap? They’re always long gaps!”
On the other hand, Dracula is likely to take up a lot of time over the next couple of years, along with other projects they’re both working on alongside it, meaning that is could be even longer before we see more Sherlock.
“We’re doing Dracula, which is going to take two years at least,” Gatiss told us.
“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].”
“I could see us making more Sherlocks,” Moffat concluded. “I could see us making Sherlocks way in the future.
“It’s not the kind of show that has to come back all the time. It can revisit. Every time Sherlock comes back it’s a reunion show.”