Sherlock Season 5 has not been renewed even after three years and fans are waiting since then. The crime-detective show that redefined the character of Sherlock Holmes is loved by millions of fans all over the world. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman became a household name after the Sherlock TV series. BBC has not given any updates on Sherlock Season 5 but one thing is sure that the show is not canceled.
There will obviously be a fifth season of Sherlock due to its massive popularity and the delay is caused as the cast and writers are busy in other projects. The showrunners, Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat have been busy in the new Dracula series. But the recent Coronavirus lockdown has shut every running production and everyone is stuck at their homes. It means that Moffat and Gattis have now time to write Sherlock Season 5 script and here are more updates on the BBC series.
Gattis and Moffat working on Sherlock Season 5 Script
Sherlock Season 5 is in the hands of Moffat and Gattis as BBC has made clear that the showrunners will decide the future of the detective thriller series. The duo has never closed the doors on the fifth installment of Sherlock but their schedules have been very busy.
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Now that there is no active work going on and both Gattis and Moffat have plenty of time in their hands, the scriptwriting process for Sherlock Season 5 could easily be completed.
Sherlock Season 5 Release Date and Cast Updates
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will be ready to return in season 5 of Sherlock. Both the actors are quite busy in other projects but are open to film more episodes of Sherlock when the timing is right. When Gattis and Moffat come up with a special drama for Sherlock Season 5, both the stars will be back to solve more crimes in the streets of London. Sherlock Season 5 release date is not fixed yet and the speculations put it around late 2021 or early 2022.