‘Sherlock Season 5’: Is Benedict Cumberbatch returning with Sherlock season 5? Click here to know more about the release date, cast and plot


The British crime TV series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and Watson, is set to make its comeback with its 5th season. Sherlock, based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapts itself to the present-day conditions with Sherlock and Watson teaming up to solve numerous crimes.

The show has been critically acclaimed, sustaining positive reviews of 9.1/10 from IMDb, 78% from Rotten Tomatoes, and 8.9/10 from TV.com. In 2019, the show was ranked 60th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century.

Is Benedict Cumberbatch returning in the 5th season?

Though the show has not announced its renewal anytime soon, we are sure that the leads shall resume their roles. Mark Gatiss has given a thumbs up to the show’s return, but with the coronavirus pandemic hitting the planet, we don’t know when we will get to see it.

Spoiler Alert!!

Till now, the show has aired four seasons and a special one with 13 episodes in total. The last episode of the last season ends with Sherlock offering Eurus the love and relationship of a brother that she never had, and Sherlock and Watson returning to their apartment in Baker Street to find a message from Mary requesting them to stay together. 


Though the show is sure to return, no plot has been revealed yet. As the last season ended on a happy note with the completion of the story, we can expect to see a new adventure coming up with the new season.


The series stars:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
  • Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson
  • Rupert Graves as D.I. Greg Lestrade
  • Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson
  • Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes
  • Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper
  • Amanda Abbington as Mary Mortsan Watson

in the lead roles.


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