Benedict Cumberbatch says Sherlock could be about to end

Cumberbatch says the end is in sight

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock
Detectives Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock. Image BBC

Benedict Cumberbatch has dropped a pretty heavy hint that Sherlock could be finishing after its fourth season.

Cumberbatch was being interviewed by GQ when he revealed that the critically acclaimed series might be about to finish for good.

“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.”

Considering the schedules of Cumberbatch and his co-star Martin Freeman have been pretty full over the past couple of years, it’s a wonder they’ve found time to make as many episodes as they have.

The show has aired on BBC One since 2010 and has so far been nominated for 34 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The show’s fourth season is due to begin airing later in the year with the first episode titled The Six Thatchers.

Cumberbatch can be seen next starring in Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange, which opens in cinemas on October 25.

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