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Sherlock Season 5 Expected Release Date and Changed Cast

Poster of Sherlock Season 5

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Sherlock Season 5, Source : Google

Sneak Peek into the Past

Sherlock Holmes is a crime television series. It showcases the life of detective Sherlock Holmes and the various mysteries that he solves with the help of his flatmate, Dr. John Watson. The main character – Sherlock Holmes is portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. Holmes’s flatmate is Dr. Watson. He has returned from military service in Afghanistan.

There, he was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Both Holmes and Dr. Watson become famous accidentally, all thanks to Watson’s blog documenting their adventures. As a result of Holmes’s bold observations, both ordinary people and the government approached him for help.

Renewal Status of Sherlock Season 5

There has been no official confirmation for a new season as of now. The last season of Sherlock was released in 2017. Considering the amount of time that has passed, there is less chance of a new season coming. Moreover, if a new season has to come, then it is not likely to be in near future. If a new season would come, then it would be likely in 2022 or 2023. We say this because the COVID-19 pandemic situation has slowed down the process of digital content to a certain extent. Even the co-showrunner of Sherlock, Steven Moffat had told that he hasn’t really thought of a new season as of now.

Sherlock Season 5
Sherlock Season 5, Source: Google

Cast and What to Expect from Sherlock Season 5

The Sherlock series is incomplete without the main lead. Thus, it is obvious that Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson would be in the show. There are even other important cast members. They include Sian Brooke as Eurus Holmes, Rupert Graves as Greg Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, and Andrew Scott as Professor Moriarty. Moffat and Vertue had become keen on roping in Cumberbatch by watching his 2007 film Atonement.

Sherlock Season 5
Sherlock Season 5, Source: Google

The way in which season 4 of Sherlock ended was a perfect end for the series. Thus, predicting a plot for season five can become a bit confusing. The season four had ended with a flashback. It was about the case solved by Sherlock and John. It had also shown Mary paying her final commendation.

That was very unexpected and amazing. On one side, the fans were happy seeing the season four finale, while on the other hand, they were sad seeing a probability of the series of coming to an end. However, there is always a ray of hope. The previous season had introduced Eurus Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’s sister. This is an interesting event. There is a probability that the show would now focus more on Holmes’ sister.


Sherlock is a television series based on the book titled, “Sherlock Holmes”, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There have been a total of four seasons and thirteen episodes as of now. The Sherlock series had aired from 2010 to 2017. Sherlock has been praised for its writing, acting, and direction. The show has also been nominated for several awards. The show has even launched its official mobile app called “Sherlock: The Network”. Don’t forget to check it out!

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