Benedict Cumberbatch No Longer Interested In ‘Sherlock’ Season 5; Wants To Do Family-Friendly Films

7:19 AM EDT 3/21/2017 by Marie Bernadette delos Santos, Celebeat Reporter

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"Sherlock" Season 4 is believed to be the series finale of the BBC drama, as the series did not end on a cliffhanger and some viewers have lost their interest in watching the show. While the network has not yet officially announced the show's status, it looks like Benedict Cumberbatch may be dropping from the series.

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Benedict Cumberbatch may no longer be interested in reprising his role for "Sherlock" should BBC renew the show for Season 5. In an interview, the 40-year-old actor shared that he wants to do more family-friendly films in the future so that his children can watch what he does, according to Metro.

The "Doctor Strange" actor explained that he had roles in the past that he could not show his children. Cumberbatch added that he has changed so much since he became a father.

While some fans may insist that "Sherlock" is quite a family-friendly show, a report from The Sun claims that the actor may no longer be interested in starring in the BBC series. An insider told the publication that Cumberbatch's relationship with his co-star, Martin Freeman, may be keeping him from joining the show. "There isn't a huge desire to come back for another season," the source said.

While series creator Steve Moffat explained that "Sherlock" Series 4 may be the last due to Cumberbatch and Freeman's hectic schedules, fans believe that there may be some truth behind the alleged rift between the two stars. Deadline notes that Cumberbatch will be starring in the Showtime series "Melrose."

Several fans noted that Cumberbatch was able to squeeze in time to do another show so it does not seem believable that "Sherlock" Season 4 may be cancelled because of his busy schedule. After all, the series was able to make it work by working according to their schedules.

Should BBC renew or cancel "Sherlock" Season 4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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