Bad news for fans of Sherlock Holmes: Steven Moffat hinted in a recent interview that the next season of the successful TV series might not hit TV screens until 2016, according to a report from The Independent.
No Definite Schedule
“If people have to wait two years, they’ll have to wait two years,” the detective drama’s co-creator and producer told gaming website IGN.
When asked about the future of the world-renowned detective, Moffat insisted he had “no idea.”
“We’ll do what we can, but with no sacrifice in quality – that’s the thing,” he said. “It’s not the kind of show that turns up all the time, it’s just not. But the good news is, that probably means it will turn up sporadically for a very, very long while.”
Lead actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are in high demand following Sherlock’s success, which means shooting for new episodes will depend on their work schedules.
Moffat is a busy man too as he has just started with new Time Lord Peter Capaldi on the next series of sci-fi drama Doctor Who.
Sherlock fans need not despair, however, as Moffat and his co-creator Mark Gatiss announced at a BAFTA press screening that the fourth – and maybe even fifth – series are already in the making.