Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman On ‘Sherlock’ Season 5: Show Not Cancelled, But Release May Be Delayed

"Sherlock" Season 5 may still happen, but it may take quite a long time before Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles on the BBC drama.

2:15 AM EDT 6/8/2017 by Lauren Duffy, Celebeat Reporter

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"Sherlock" Season 5 is still a possibility despite countless speculations that the BBC drama has already reached its end on TV. A new interview reveals that the show has not yet been cancelled, but it may take a while before Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles on the show.

Spoilers ahead! Continue reading if you want to learn more about the details of this story.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch may still return for "Sherlock" Season 5, as actor Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty, revealed in an interview that the show has not yet been cancelled. Per RadioTimes.com, the actor said that the season 4 finale ended in such a way that it could function as a season finale as well as a series ender.

"We're not doing [Sherlock] for another couple of years," he said. "Everybody got quite busy, you know?"

Scott's statements echo those of Cumberbatch and series creator Steve Moffat's sentiments about "Sherlock" Season 5. In an earlier interview with GQ, Cumberbatch explained that season four would have to be "the last one - for now" given their busy schedules, reports Metro.

Back then, Cumberbatch already had a handful of projects including "Doctor Strange" and he has recently landed a new drama on BBC. Freeman has several commitments with other shows and projects, which makes it hard for them to commit to "Sherlock" Season 5.

As most fans can recall, it took quite a long time before season 4 aired on BBC. A Christmas special aired in between seasons three and four, but it looks like fans will have to sit down and wait till Cumberbatch, Freeman and the rest of the cast can reunite for "Sherlock" Season 5.

Do you think Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman should do "Sherlock" Season 5 or was the season 4 finale enough? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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