Imagine being the actors that had to film The shit heap that is S4. Imagine getting the script and realizing you're under contract to film that garbage. Imagine them having to do their best, knowing how BAD the writing was and not being able to challenge Moffittis on it because they're 'just' the actors. Then to have to go out and talk it up and promote it and pretend like they didn't know it's shite. Must been awful for the actors!
I know, seriously can you imagine?
From all of Martin’s post season interviews (or lack their of) he seems really unhappy about the whole thing. And when people bring up the cast promoting saying it’s great, OF COURSE THEY’RE GOING TO SAY THAT, they want you watch. They want you to like it. I’m sure they were all crossing their fingers that it would go over well.
Obviously it did not. I can’t be the only one who has noticed a complete lack of interest in discussing the show since it aired from the main stars? Even AA has gone quiet about it. Ben and Martin both used to seem to enjoy talking about Sherlock, now I feel like Martin hasn’t even mentioned it once since it aired. And Mofftiss just seem angry at the fans for being awful and ruining their shit show. No one seems overly keen or excited at the prospect of a S5.
And I remember hearing about scripts coming in late for the episodes, some while they were filming the prior episodes. I have a feeling Ben and Martin were just as surprised and flabbergasted by what happened in S4 as we were.
I’m honestly gunna be shocked if Martin agrees to do another season. At least they gave Ben something to do all season, but Martin was cast aside in all the episodes so Mary and Mycroft could be more heavily featured. IF Martin does it again, I’d imagine he’d only do it with all 3 scripts in his hands and read before he signs.
The question remains too, will anyone care in a few years if they do another season? Yeah yeah, I know there are loyal folks on here who will, but in general the public seems done with Mofftiss antics and they’ve pissed off a large chunk of their loyal fanbase. I guess we’ll see.