Netflix has announced The Irregulars, a new series “that follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes” for Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. The eight-part drama is slated to hit the streaming service on March 26. Check out the first official teaser for the series below.
The verb “manipulated” in that synopsis above is intriguing, as it suggests some reimagining of both the characters of Holmes and Watson (or at least just Watson). However, it’s hard to glean any insight into what’s going on with Watson and his perhaps devious intentions. What instead is clear is these “misfit” kids collaborate with the famous detective duo on investigating “crimes [that] take on a horrifying supernatural edge.” The Irregulars is based on the Baker Street Irregulars gang from the original books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The series stars Thaddea Graham (Letter For The King), Darci Shaw (The Bay), Jojo Macari (Sex Education), McKell David (Snatch), and Harrison Osterfield (Catch 22). Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes; Royce Pierreson (The Witcher, Line of Duty) plays John Watson. A first look from indicates that the show will focus on the teens, with Holmes not being a central focus.
The Irregulars is written and executive produced by Tom Bidwell (Watership Down). Its lead director is Johnny Allan (Endeavour) with Joss Agnew (Poldark) and Weronika Tofilska (Last Train) also directing episodes.