Sherlock's Creators Could Return For Another Season After Their Dracula Series

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Brace yourselves, Sherlock fans, for another installment in the ongoing saga that chronicles whether or not the show will return for Season 5. For the record, this latest update seems to be a positive one. Creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are making it clear fans shouldn't assume they're done with Sherlock. The two confirmed they haven't said goodbye to the series just yet, despite both being hard at work on their new adventure Dracula.

Well, we’re never not talking to each other because we’re friends! We hang out. We’ve never said necessarily goodbye to Sherlock. No, we’ll see. We’ll see.

Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat spend a lot of time together, especially since they're working on a new TV show. The two confirmed they do "talk" and even said they'd talked about Sherlock fairly recently. Granted, the gist of the conversation Gatiss shared with Radio Times seemed to be more of using a show element from Sherlock in their upcoming series, but it's better than no Sherlock talk at all!

The men left their future with the show open, but made it clear there isn't some secret production they're putting on with Sherlock. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are willing to return to their acclaimed drama, but only once they've wrapped up the current thing they're working on.

One thing at a time. Dracula occupies a lot of headspace.

Of course, those who have been following Sherlock Season 5 updates know it's more complicated than getting Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat on board. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (John Watson) are far bigger stars than they were at the show's start, and coordinating their schedules to get them on a set for a prolonged amount of time will be a challenge. With all these key players tied up in other projects, Season 5 feels a long way off.

Especially as it seems not everyone is eager to return, as Martin Freeman has said he's fine with Sherlock taking a break after fan response to Season 4. Freeman made it clear he was speaking for himself when he made that comment, but -- since that point -- Mark Gatiss added to the possibility that Sherlock is done by saying he'd be fine with where Season 4 ended. Now he's teasing that may not be the case. It's an emotional roller coaster.

Luckily, CinemaBlend will ride that roller coaster through its ups and downs with each update until a decision is finally made regarding Sherlock's future. In the meantime, audiences can concern themselves with other things such as when the best new shows are headed to television. Be sure to visit and bookmark our midseason premiere guide for all the details.

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