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The Irregulars Review 2021 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Tom Bidwell
Stars: McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari
The Irregulars will get to work helping the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson on Friday, March 26, when Netflix releases the dark, eight-episode drama.
Written by Tom Bidwell (Watership Down, My Mad Fat Diary), who is among the series’ executive producers, The Irregulars is described as “a dark, mysterious drama that follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson (played by Wanderlust‘s Royce Pierreson) and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes (Killing Eve‘s Henry Lloyd-Hughes).” As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, the Irregulars — based on the Baker Street gang from the original Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — must come together to defeat larger than life forces.
Netflix’s next Sherlock Holmes project, The Irregulars, just got a new teaser highlighting the dark, supernatural adventures yet to come on the eight-part series. The Irregulars, set to start streaming on March 26th, follows a group of “troubled street teens” who are “manipulated into solving crimes” by the “sinister Doctor Watson,” according to Netflix.
The Irregulars is based in part on the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of street urchins in Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes novels that helped Watson and the famous consulting detective gain a street-level view on London and handle some of the busy work of solving mysteries. Netflix’s version, created by Tom Bidwell, seems to take things in a far moodier and spookier direction.
The Baker Street Irregulars have appeared in some Sherlock Holmes films and television shows over the years (recently reworked as a “Homeless Network” in BBC’s Sherlock), but The Irregulars’choice to seemingly position Holmes and Watson as people taking advantage of these young kids seems ripe for some interesting stories. Bidwell summarized the idea in an interview with the BBC:
The Irregulars follows Netflix’s recent success with Enola Holmes, focused on the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. The film prompted Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate to sue Netflix for depicting Holmes’ personality as too emotional, an aspect of the character they claim wasn’t invented until later Doyle novels that aren’t in the public domain.
The lawsuit was dropped, but it is a funny coincidence that the aloof, elusive, icy Sherlock Holmes who likely wouldn’t care about the supernatural danger the Irregulars will face also happens to be the Holmes in the public domain.
The Irregulars’eight-episode series premieres on Netflix on March 26th, 2021.