Theories and speculations about Sherlock Season 5 continue to make rounds online, especially since BBC has not yet released any official announcement about the show's fate. Some say that the popular British crime television show based on the detective stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles is making a comeback, while others claim that it could get canceled anytime soon. So, would avid followers of the series see more adventures of Detective Sherlock in the future?

If you would ask series creators, Steven Moffat, and Mark Gatiss, the future is bright for the much-loved series. Steven, previously, said that Sherlock Season 5 would feature the changed lives of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's popular characters. Reports even suggested that the yet-to-be-confirmed new installment is likely to see Sherlock Holmes and John H. Watson solving cases and fighting criminals again.

This, according to speculations, is a clear indication that BBC plans to continue the high-rated television series. Even Benedict Cumberbatch denied the rumors saying that Sherlock Season 5 is no longer happening. The 43-year-old English actor said, "nobody has closed the door" on the show. Martin Freeman seconded his co-star's statement and said that their busy schedule is one of the many things that prevent them from working on the yet-to-be-confirmed fifth installment.

"They're few and far between, the discussions about Sherlock, just because Mark [Gatiss] and Steven [Moffat], the writers, and Benedict [Cumberbatch] and I, are all lucky enough to be not only working on stuff that we like and are interested in, but we know what Sherlock is," Martin Freeman told Collider when asked about Sherlock Season 5. "You don't look that gift horse in the mouth 'cause that sort of stuff doesn't happen very often, in someone's life. It's a huge, huge, worldwide hit, and way beyond anything we could've imagined," the 48-year-old English actor-comedian went on.

Reports about the renewal of the celebrated British show intensified when an insider revealed that he heard "they'll be coming back" for Sherlock Season 5. The source, according to claims, is a shop owner in London, who lives near the series' regular filming locations.

Should BBC decide to renew the Benedict Cumberbatch-led series for another run, it is, reportedly, likely to premiere in 2021 or 2022. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are, currently, working of the Dracula series while the series lead star is set to return to the big screens via the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie. Since BBC has not yet confirmed the show's return up to this writing, the waiting game continues. Stay tuned to Business Times for more Sherlock Season 5 theories, speculations, news, and updates!