According to Sherlock co-creators Mark Gatiss, the show is over. Well, for the time being anyway.

It’s been no secret that issues have always arisen when it comes to filming a new season of Sherlock, mainly due to the main cast members of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman being in high demand elsewhere and their schedules being booked up long in advance.  However, in the recent A Stab in the Dark podcast Gatiss has laid the gauntlet for someone else to come along and make their own version of the Baker Street detective.

It was very, very hard to schedule the last series, because of Martin [Freeman] and Benedict [Cumberbatch]’s availability. And Steve [Moffat]’s and mine.There is always that Fawlty Towers principle of, ‘Let’s just leave it’. We’ve had the keys to Baker Street for a while, but one of the wonderful things is that they’re always shared. They were shared while we were making it. There’s nothing wrong with saying, ‘That was our version, somebody out there go and do their version’.”


As previously reported, Gatiss and Moffat are already working on their next project, a TV series on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, while Cumberbatch is currently donning his magical cloak on the set of Infinity War as Doctor Strange and will voice the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas which is due for a 2018 release. We will also see him this year as Thomas Edison in The Current War.

Martin Freeman is also getting his own little adventure into the Marvel cinematic universe in 2018 as Everett K. Ross in the Chadwick Boseman led Black Panther as well as starring in the 2017 releases of Ghost Story and Cargo.