Sherlock Season 5 is surely happening as the makers and the cast members never closed the doors on the crime detective show. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would love to return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson in the fifth installment of the BBC series.
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There are so many storylines in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books that source material will never be a problem for Sherlock Holmes Season 5 plot. The only reason why there is no fifth season of Sherlock till now is that everyone involved is super busy with other projects. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat recently hinted that Sherlock Season 5 could adapt “The Red-Headed League” story and here are more details on it.
Sherlock Holmes Season 5 Release Date, Trailer and Production
Sherlock Season 5 release date could be set in 2022 at the earliest as the work on the show has not even started. Mark and Steven say that they do not want to rush things and produce a subpar season, it is better to take time and have something remarkable.
Sherlock fans already know that the series takes years between new seasons and hence the wait is not a new thing. There is no Sherlock Season 5 trailer available at the moment as the production has not even started, but let us hope that things are finalized soon.
Sherlock Holmes Season 5 to Adapt the Red-Headed League Story
Sherlock Season 5 plot could adapt “The Red-Headed League” story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and it was published in 1891. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat did a Q&A recently where they revealed that always wanted to adapt the red-headed league in the show.
It is a short story about a man named Wilson with red hair who is given a mysterious job by some unknown person. Sherlock Season 5 could easily adapt the story into modern times without any issues and we won’t reveal much to make sure the fans are not spoiled.