Martin Freeman: Making ‘Sherlock’ Is ‘Not Fun Anymore’ Because Fan Expectations Are Too High
BBC’s “Sherlock” has been off the air for over a year after airing its three-episode Series 4 in January 2017, but the wait for new episodes could be even longer than anticipated.
Martin Freeman, who plays John Watson opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular detective, said in a new interview with The Telegraph that “Sherlock” is over for the time being, partly because of the poor response to Series 4 and partly due to fan expectations.“I think after series four [it] felt like a pause,” Freeman said, “I think we felt we’d done it for a bit now.
And part of it, speaking for myself is [due to] the reception of it.”The Telegraph asked Freeman if there were any talks taking place about a fifth season of the show, to which the actor said “not massively.” Series 4 received the show’s worst reviews from fans and critics, and yet most “Sherlock” episodes were
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