Few were surprised when Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman hinted Season 4 would be the last, but the reason may go deeper than exhaustion or busy careers. Freeman says he’s not eager to go back after Season 4, as “some of it’s not fun anymore.”
We knew Amazon would pay a pretty penny to develop its own Lord of the Rings TV series, but they might as well raid Smaug’s lair. New estimates put the TV iteration of Middle Earth at $500 million (to start!), and all before Amazon has even assigned talent to the project.