Netflix Putting a New Spin on Sherlock Holmes in Series ‘The Irregulars’

The 2010s were good to Sherlock Holmes.

The literary icon saw an explosion of new adaptations from the Robert Downey Jr. films to BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary. There’s also a film adaptation of Enola Holmes with Henry Cavill as the sleuth in the works.

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Netflix cut themselves a slice of that Sherlock cake.

RadioTimes reports that Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve, The Inbetweeners) has been cast as Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s The Irregulars, a new darker take on the material. Lloyd-Hughes joins Royce Pierreson (The Witcher) as a ‘sinister’ Doctor Watson and Clarke Peters (His Dark Materials) star Clarke Peters as the mysterious Linen Man.

The series follows “a gang of troubled teens in Victorian London who are manipulated into solving crimes by Dr Watson and his mysterious business partner. … [The show] will feature elements of the supernatural as the characters have to save London, and each other, from a dark power.”

Tom Bidwell will write and produce the series while Johnny Kenton will be the lead director. It will shoot in the UK sometime next year, so we can expect a release date probably late 2020.

I’m all for putting a good twist on a character after it’s been adapted multiple times, so I’m excited to see how Sherlock Holmes fits into a darker, supernatural universe.

What is your favorite Sherlock Holmes portrayal? Do you like the sounds of The Irregulars?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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