Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, Lucy Liu as Joan
“Elementary” executive producer Rob Doherty said that he and his fellow writers have yet to decide whether or not Season 6 will open with a time jump. CBS

“Elementary” executive producer Rob Doherty isn’t quite sure yet whether Season 6 of the CBS series will start with a time jump.

When asked if next season will pick up several months after the events in the Season 5 finale, Doherty told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s certainly on the table, but I’m not ready to commit just yet.”

Doherty and his fellow writers had already reconvened last month following a short break. Based on several tweets, the show’s writing team had their first open writers’ room for Season 6 on June 6.

In a tweet posted by the writers’ official Twitter account last Thursday, it looks like the team has already started working on the first three episodes of the season. In fact, episodes 1 and 2 already have tentative titles. See the photo below:

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“Elementary” wrapped up its fifth season last May. At the end of finale, it was revealed that Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is sick. In the final moments of the episode, Sherlock was seen sitting in the waiting room of a hospital before he was taken inside for a brain scan.

While the result of the brain scan is yet to be revealed, Doherty said during a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly that the private investigator’s prognosis will affect him on many fronts in Season 6. “It’s going to create some problems, both personal and professional,” Doherty said. “For starters, Sherlock made a mistake when he decided to keep his condition from Joan (Lucy Liu). He’ll have a lot to explain and a lot to make up for. … And, of course, there will be an impact on his work. Sherlock is accustomed to being the finest detective in New York, if not on the planet. But the work won’t come as easily to him when the new season begins, at least not at first.”

Doherty added that Sherlock’s prognosis will also affect how he deals with his sobriety. “He’ll also find his sobriety regimen ‘competing’ with a regimen designed to address his prognosis,” Doherty said. “There will be times he’ll question whether he can tackle one problem without succumbing to the other.”

“Elementary” Season 6 will premiere midseason on CBS.