Sherlock season 5 may not be happening, according to Martin Freeman 5 years ago

Sherlock season 5 may not be happening, according to Martin Freeman

Hardcore fan of Sherlock? It might be your fault if you don't see any new episodes...

Martin Freeman has poured cold water on a possible fifth season of Sherlock, laying blame on the pressure that comes from fan expectations.


In conversation with the Telegraph, Freeman likened his presence in the show to "a mini-Beatles thing," suggesting that the much-loved BBC adaptation cannot possibly satisfy the die-hards anymore.

"I think after series four, it felt like a pause," said the actor. "I think we felt we’d done it for a bit now, and part of it, speaking for myself, is due to the reception of it.

"People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun any more," he added. "It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better f***ing do this, otherwise you’re a c***.’ That’s not fun anymore.”

Noting that The Office was a "slow burn" with fans, Freeman argued that Sherlock "was frankly notably high quality from the outset," adding that it's quite difficult to maintain that standard.


Steven Moffat told the Radio Times in February that a fifth season is unlikely any time soon, as he and Sherlock co-creator work on their new Dracula project.

"We’re not going to do Sherlock whilst we’re doing Dracula," he said. "So it’s not going to happen in the immediate future. Never say never, but no – we don’t have an idea right now."

In the meantime, with the weather acting up, it really is the kind of day for a lengthy video essay analysing each and every episode of Sherlock in painstaking, often hilarious detail...


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