“But in the immediate future we all have things that we want to crack on with and we’ve made something very complete as it is, so I think we’ll just wait and see.”
Of course, Benedict could just be stoking anticipation for what is already promising a devastating emotional upheaval.
After all, co-creator Stephen Moffat has already said that a fifth series of the detective drama has bee plotted, with Benedict also signed up for another run of episodes.
But then again, he did say back in July that the fourth series could be Sherlock’s last.
“I don’t know how long we can keep it going,” he admitted. “I would be moderately surprised if this was the last time we ever made this show – but it absolutely could be.”
Basically, we have absolutely no idea what’s going on.
What we do know, though, is that Sherlock series four will air in early 2017 (probably starting New Year’s Day) on BBC1.