'Martin and Benedict, please come back?': 'Sherlock's' creator eagerly awaits Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch's decision for season 5

    Sherlock's creator Steven Moffat is ready for season 5 if stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch return. Freeman remains open to persuasion by a good script.

    <p>Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch (Source: Wikimedia Commons)</p>

    Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Steven Moffat, the creator of the global phenomenon "Sherlock," has his pen poised and ready; his desire for a fifth season was clearly vocalized on the BBC's 'Today' show in early 2023. The hitch? The ball is now in Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's court.

    "Martin and Benedict, please come back?"

    Even as the two stars of the hit detective series navigate the Marvel universe, Moffat is waiting in the wings, ready to "start writing tomorrow" if the dynamic duo agrees to don their detective caps once more. After all, as TVLine reported, Moffat cheekily pleaded, "Martin and Benedict, please come back?" on live radio.

    "I'm a sucker for a good idea and a good script"

    While fans hang on to hope, both Cumberbatch and Freeman seem to adopt a "never say never" approach to reprising their roles. Martin Freeman, our beloved Watson, expressed on The Jonathan Ross Show that although he appreciates the finite nature of things, he's also "a sucker for a good idea and a good script." This statement, filled with hope, leaves the door ajar for the show's possible return.

    Freeman's sentiment resonates with that of his on-screen partner, Benedict Cumberbatch, who also expressed a fondness for his character, Sherlock, in an interview with Esquire. However, he hesitated, thinking it might be too soon for Sherlock to have another life, stating, "I think, wonderful as it is, it’s had its moment for now."

    Nevertheless, the duo's soft stance towards reprising their roles has left a trail of hope for ardent Sherlock fans. The ball remains in play, and Freeman's door, at least, seems to remain open. Only time will reveal if the famous detective duo will return to the foggy streets of London, solving mysteries that captivate audiences worldwide.

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