Sherlock Season 5 to see Benedict Cumberbatch but not Martin Freeman
'Sherlock' Season 5 is virtually confirmed and fans are passionately waiting to see Benedict Cumberbatch playing the protagonist role Sherlock Homes in the series. Based on the previous hint-like comments given by the executive producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the fifth season can be considered almost confirmed. However, new updates on it claim that the production is currently halted.
Previously, there were rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch won't be seen as Sherlock Homes 'Sherlock' Season 5. Later, we got it confirmed that the 42-year old actor is giving his maximum time in the production work of 'Brexit', which will have its premiere on January 19 on HBO.
Although there is no official declaration from BBC One on the renewal of 'Sherlock' Season 5, there are multiple indications that it is still in the pipeline. One of the most important reasons is Benedict Cumberbatch himself who expressed his urge with Radio Times to play the role of Sherlock Homes again in the fifth season.
On the other hand, in a conversation with BBC Radio 2, the series' co-creator Steven Moffat spoke to Chris Evans that 'he was optimistic of a fifth series at some point in the future despite everybody's busy schedules'. He also revealed that since the project on 'Dracula' was started, it was quite difficult for them to work in tandem for 'Sherlock'.
On the other hand, there could be another reason why 'Sherlock' Season 5 is still not having a start in production. Martin Freeman, who has so far been seen playing the role of Doctor John Watson, reportedly refused to reprise his role in the fifth season. If he is truly not coming back in the new instalment, someone must be there to fill in the gap. However, we are yet to get any update on it.
"It's not a thing to be enjoyed, it's a thing of, 'You better f*** do this, that's not fun anymore," Martin Freeman previously said, as notified by Telegraph.