"sherlock" Season 5 remains in the dark as its future seems very skeptical. However, while gracing San Diego Comic-Con 2017's Titan Comics panel for "Sherlock" manga, the show's creator Steven Moffat made fans a little hopeful with the television series' return.

It might still take a long while before fans will finally see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprising their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. But what's more important is they will surely return in the near future.

A reassemble coming at the right time

Steven Moffat is not losing hope that they will be all working again for the continuation of "Sherlock" Season 5.

Although he joked that an unfortunate event might need to happen. "I'm assuming at some point we all show up again and do it when our careers have dipped," the 55-year-old television writer said. In a report made by Digital Spy, he added that Benedict Cumberbatch might wear his signature coat again and they will be recreating their "glory days."

With that, he is also looking forward to the time that everybody loved them. He also added that "everything is possibly [sic] on the table." Although he cannot confirm anything about the show's return as of the moment, he can assume that they will be reassembled in time. Also, he revealed that they already have an answer about the show's future, but they are not bound to reveal it yet.

A difficult schedule to align

Moreover, Steven Moffat revealed at SDCC 2017 that he hasn't spoken to his fellow creator Mark Gatiss yet about "Sherlock" Season 5. The television producer narrated that the production of "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" overlapped in 2016, thus they have been too busy. So, he didn't have a chance to sit and talk with his colleague regarding making a new set of episodes.

"That's the truth," he told the publication.

Additionally, in an interview with Radio Times, Mark Gatiss was asked if Andrew Scott's prediction about the show's two-year hiatus might be true. "Oh, even longer I would say," he revealed. He went on to explain that the coming of a new season is being hindered by the busy schedules and popularity of its lead stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

However, he assured that everyone is still up to do another season; it is just that their timelines don't permit them to do so. "It's just so hard to get Benedict and Martin's diaries to align," he added. Although they are quite tempted to just leave the television series where it is, he knows that someday they will come back and say that they are about to do another season of the show. With that, he is perfectly sure that everyone would be very happy to know that. "So, never say never," he ended his statement.