‘Indian Summers’ star is Netflix’s new Sherlock Holmes in ‘The Irregulars’

Netflix has confirmed the cast for its upcoming twist on the Sherlock Holmes stories.

First announced in 2018, the new series will follow the ‘Baker Street Irregulars,’ rather than focusing on The Great Detective himself.

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original mysteries, this is a gang of boys who provide information for Holmes from the streets of London.

The Irregulars will star 34-year-old Indian Summers actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Sherlock Holmes.

Lloyd-Hughes is best known for his roles in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Killing Eve and Parade’s End.

30-year-old Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty) will take on the role of Watson.

Amongst his previous roles are Judy, The Living and the Dead and Our Girl.

The cast also includes Clarke Peters (​His Dark Materials) as Linen Man, Thaddea Graham (Us) as Bea, Darci Shaw (Judy) as Jessie, Jojo Macari (Sex Education) as Billy, McKell David (Snatch) as Spike and Harrison Osterfield (Catch 22) as Leopold.

The Irregulars creator Tom Bidwell (Watership Down) previously commented: “Sherlock Holmes [in the books] had a group of street kids he’d use to help him gather clues, so our series is what if Sherlock was a drug addict and a delinquent and the kids solve the whole case whilst he takes credit.”

The Oscar-nominated writer described the series as “my dream project and my oldest idea.”

The Irregulars will premiere around the world exclusively on Netflix later this year.

third Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will be released in December 2021.

The complete Sherlock DVD box set is available on Amazon.