Speaking on BBC Today’s morning programme, one of the key producers and writers of Sherlock, Steven Moffat, said he was ready to write the script for the next season at any time. The main stumbling block is the agreement of the key actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, without whom the show will not take place.
Moffat believes that Sherlock and Watson have not finished their story and are ready for bigger and better things. Given that the quality of the show has been somewhat lagging in the last season, that’s questionable. It is also unclear whether the actors actually received the offer or the popular series was simply mentioned in order to attract public attention.
This isn’t the first or second time the show’s creators have talked about a return to the show, but so far the project has not moved from a dead end. The odds are extremely slim unless Cumberbatch and Freeman’s careers start to take a serious hit.
Meanwhile, Moffat’s new miniseries, Insider, although not as popular as Sherlock, did well and was officially renewed for a second season.