British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been playing Sherlock Holmes in the acclaimed BBC series “Sherlock” since 2010, has been talking about “the end of an era” for the show.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Cumberbatch saying of season four, which recently wrapped production: “It might be the end of an era. It feels like the end of an era, to be honest. It goes to a place where it will be pretty hard to follow on immediately.”
Cumberbatch made the comments in an interview with British GQ. THR notes that Cumberbatch, who will be appearing soon as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and his “Sherlock” co-star Martin Freeman have both maintained busy schedules, which translates to an intermittent production schedule for “Sherlock.”
But before “Sherlock” fans panic, Cumberbatch was also quoted saying: “We never say never on the show. I’d love to revisit it, I’d love to keep revisiting it — I stand by that. But in the immediate future we all have things that we want to crack on with and we’ve made something very complete as it is, so I think we’ll just wait and see. The idea of never playing him again is really galling.”
Season four is expected sometime in 2017.