When is Sherlock Season 5 coming out? That's what the spy drama fans have been wondering for a while. Waiting three years so far seems quite a long time, and sadly the show won't come out this year, and we know the reason why. The BBC TV show is an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes, a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British writer. The BBC series became the fan's most liked adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories. However, this so much awaited crime drama is going to be delayed due to a specific reason. Although the Sherlock Season 5 has not been 100 percent confirmed, people have heard the cats talking about the work in progress of the show, so we could say that a season 5 is more than likely on its way to the screens. We have gathered all the new updates regarding this loved show, as well as the reason why BBC choose to delay the upcoming season 5 of the Sherlock Holmes series. Rumors Say That Sherlock Season 5 Has Been Canceled The reason why Sherlock Season 5 is not going to be released this year is that the the makers BBC studios are working on other projects, so their time is planned to finish these projects first. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are focusing on Dracula's upcoming series for the BBC Network, which means that Sherlock Season 5 is postponed although it should have gone live by now. Nothing more can be said about the awaited Season 5 release date until the show gets a greenlight the next installment of Sherlock. Besides the maker of the show being busy with other projects, the cast of the TV show is also working on other projects. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are working on several other movies and TV series, such as Doctor Stranger 2 and Fargo on FX, for example. The most important thing is that the Sherlock Season 5 is NOT CANCELLED. The TV show is just postponed until both sides clear off their busy schedules.