Sherlock could end after new series
Sherlock “could” come to an end after the upcoming new series, executive producer Steven Moffat has admitted.
Moffat has said that the busy schedules of series leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman could mean that the show sees an early departure from our screens.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Moffat admitted: I don’t know how long we can keep it going.
“I’m personally willing but I’m hardly the main draw. I would be moderately surprised if this was the last time we ever made this show. But it absolutely could be …
“We do have two film stars in the programme. They haven’t needed to do these jobs for a very long time. They’re coming back because they want to.”
Moffat is pleased that the series has lasted as long as it has, citing Cumberbatch and Freeman’s rise to international stardom since the first series of Sherlock hit the BBC in 2010. Since then, Cumberbatch has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Alan Turing in 2014’s The Imitation Game, while Freeman has portrayed series lead Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit’s blockbuster adaptations.
He explained: “I’m amazed that we’ve got this far. I thought that once they had become extremely successful, we would only get to do one more series.”
Filming has started for Sherlock series four, which is expected to air in early 2017.