Steven Moffat would write Sherlock Season 5 tomorrow if Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman returned

It’s been six years since Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman last graced our screens as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson, but fans still have hope for season 5. It turns out that series co-creator Steven Moffat is also keen to bring the series back , he is just waiting for the two stars to return.

While talking on BBC todaySteven Moffat said he would “start writing [Sherlock season 5] tomorrow” if Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would return. “They are on to bigger and better things, but Martin and Benedict, please come back?said Moffat. Since the debut of Sherlock back in 2010, Cumberbatch and Freeman have actually moved on to bigger projects. Both actors have joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Cumberbatch playing Doctor Strange and Freeman as Everett K. Ross. The pair also appeared in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, with Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins and Cumberbatch playing Smaug and Sauron. Over the course of four seasons, twelve episodes have come out Sherlock plus a special.

Steven Moffat previously said that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman “were very loyal to that show for a long time when it was out when it clearly became their lowest paying job.“Although Moffat and others are keen to return, they”need our leading men, and quite understandably they may well feel that they have done their time.” Freeman has also said that huge expectations from fans has affected the fun of the job. “To be perfectly honest, it [was] kind of impossibleFreeman said. “Sherlock became the animal he became instantly. Whereas even with [the U.K. version of] The office, it was a slow burn. But Sherlock was frankly remarkably high quality from the beginning. And when you start [that high] it is quite difficult to maintain it. Being in that show, it’s a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it isn’t fun anymore. It’s not something to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of, ‘You better do this or you’re ac-‘. It’s not fun anymore.

Do you still want to watch? Sherlock season 5 or has the series run its course?

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