Sherlock creator has sent a plea to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to return for season 5
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Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat wishes Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would 'please come back' for a fifth season.
Despite being off the air for five years, Moffat is keen on another season of the BBC hit series.
The show ran for a total of 13 episodes between 2010-2017 with Cumberbatch playing the role as Sherlock Holmes and Freeman taking on the part of Dr John Watson.
Sherlock follows former army doctor Watson who finds himself sharing a flat with Sherlock Holmes, a rather eccentric individual with a knack for solving crimes.
Together, they take on the most unusual cases.
While promoting debut West End play The Unfriend on this morning’s BBC Today program, Moffat, 61, said he would 'start writing tomorrow' if stars Cumberbatch and Freeman would return.
“They’re on to bigger and better things but, Martin and Benedict, ‘please come back?’,” joked Moffat.
Season four ends with Holmes confronting his evil sister and villain Jim Moriarty in the final episode.
This follows the news that the family of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch could soon be facing reparation payments due to slave-owning ancestors.
The actor's fifth great-grandfather, Abraham Cumberbatch, bought the family's sugar plantation in Barbados in 1728, where around 250 slaves were forced to work.
The Cumberbatch family had no choice but to give up their plantation after slavery was finally abolished in the 1830s.
They were later compensated with £6,000 - around £3.6 million in today's money.
And now, it seems as if Barbados is in the 'earliest stages' of proposing legal action towards ancestors of the Cumberbatch estate, The Telegraph has reported.
General secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration David Denny told the publication: "Any descendants of white plantation owners who have benefitted from the slave trade should be asked to pay reparations, including the Cumberbatch family.
"The money should be used to turn the local clinic into a hospital, support local schools, and improve infrastructure and housing."
Tory MP Richard Drax has also been targeted by Barbados as the politician inherited his family's slave-run sugar plantation in the 1620s.
Campaigners want Drax to hand it back, with Barbados' ambassador to the Caribbean community, David Comissiong, saying: "This is at the earliest stages. We are just beginning.
"A lot of this history is only really now coming to light."
LADbible has contacted Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Drax for comment.