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Sherlock Holmes. For some, it might remind them of Robert Downey Jr, maybe Benedict Cumberbatch as well. If you are a reader, it might even remind you of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Let's not forget the incredible Enola Holmes. But, recently we stumbled upon an upcoming series that will completely change the way we have seen Sherlock Holmes all these years.
Meet The Irregulars — a gang of troubled teens who find themselves working for Doctor Watson and the elusive Sherlock Holmes only to discover a horrifying darkness that they must defeat.— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) February 22, 2021
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Yes, the classic Sherlock Holmes is getting a unique twist none of us expected. A new series titled 'The Irregulars' is coming to Netflix soon that will add a supernatural twist to the world of Sherlock Holmes. The horror series will focus on the Baker Street Irregulars. They are a bunch of homeless kids whom Holmes employs to help him in his investigations.
"The Irregulars” is a dark, mysterious eight-part drama that follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying, supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, the Irregulars (based on the Baker Street Irregulars gang from the original books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) must come together to defeat larger-than-life forces,” the official synopsis reads.
The cast of the Irregulars will have Bea (played by Thaddea Graham), her younger sister Jessie (Darci Shaw), and their friends Billy (Jojo Macari), Spike (McKell David), and newcomer Leopold (Harrison Osterfield). The show will have Dr. Watson (played by Royce Pierreson) and business partner of the legendary Holmes (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), reports EW.
I'm always up for a new Sherlock Holmes but The Irregulars on Netflix looks BAD.— Richard @ RetroDex (@app_retro) February 22, 2021
A lot of no-name actors in a Torchwood knock off. NO THANKS.
If you saw the teaser, you will notice a map of old London town, with spooky blue energy coursing through it. “A darkness has come to London,” Sherlock Holmes can be heard saying. You'd have also noticed newspaper clippings that reveal demonic murders and how the police are extremely clueless. While the show is set at Baker Street in Sherlock's world, the creator Tom Bidwell recently spoke to EW about the premise. "Sherlock Holmes is in the story, it's his world, but he's not the central focus. He plays a big part of it, don't get me wrong, but it's about the kids and their journeys."
Bidwell also spoke about the supernatural element in the show. "The supernatural element brings a kind of Victorian horror to the show that's very different to what you'd expect in the Sherlock Holmes novels," he says. "Because sometimes I'm reading the Sherlock Holmes novels and I end up wishing that those [supernatural-seeming elements] were real. [Laughs] In our show, the mysteries can be solved, but they can't be very easily explained with rational thought — there's monsters and ghouls and horrors attacking the city of London."
The Irregulars is set to hit Netflix on March 26, 2021. Check out the first teaser below: