Keep it together, CumberBabes. The end might be coming.

The BBC Sherlock fandom has always been patient when it comes to hiatuses. We laugh at other fans when they cry about their show being on break for a couple months. Sherlockians had to wait years at a time for their seasons. We were always patient for more. Now, it looks like there might not be more to wait for.

Benedict Cumberbatch hinted in the UK edition of GQ Magazine that BBC Sherlock might end after season four:

“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 said. “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.”

Don’t get up in arms yet. Cumberbatch also said the thought of never playing the character again would be “galling.”

This is no surprise with both Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (John Watson) in many blockbuster movies like Doctor Strange and Captain America: Civil War. But the thing about Sherlockians is that we’re willing to wait, and if that means a special every few years, I know we’ll be okay with that.


Sources TV Line, GQ Magazine, IMDB