There probably won’t be a season 5 of BBC’s Sherlock because Martin Freeman is a little bitch. Or, Martin doesn’t want to fuck with the show anymore because of the high expectations from rabid Sherlock fans. And you can probably add Benedict Cumberbatch to the list of people who think Martin needs a nappy change. Benedict doesn’t agree with Martin and thinks the fans are A-OK.
In an interview with The Telegraph (via Vulture), Martin said that negative fan reception of season 4 was disheartening, and cited it as one of the reasons he doesn’t think season 5 needs to be a thing. He also says insatiable fans suffering from the Sherlock Shakes are responsible for harshing his vibe:
“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing,” says Freeman. “People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better fucking do this, otherwise you’re a cunt.’ That’s not fun anymore.”
However, Benedict of Cumbertatcherlon disagrees. Benedict’s ruling is that Martin is being pathetic.
“It’s pretty pathetic if that’s all it takes to let you not want to take grip of your reality. What, because of expectations?”
But because he is the benevolent ruler of the Cumberbitches, he kept it classy, softening the blow by adding:
“I don’t know. I don’t necessarily agree with that.”
And as we know, there’s already been some bad blood between the two. If Benedict had unleashed his full ire on Martin, the Cumberbitches would probably send a hunting party out for Martin the Ruiner’s head and he’d have to go back to Wakanda to hide out for the rest of his days.
It’s not really fair. I have a feeling that Martian probably receives 99% of the fan rage and 20% of the salary that Benedict receives. Indicating that he and Martin don’t experience fandom the same way, Benedict went on to say:
“There’s a level of obsession where [the franchise] becomes theirs even though we’re the ones making it,” he continued. “But I just don’t feel affected by that in the same way, I have to say.”
Maybe it’s because you don’t have Twitter, you twat!