Prime Video orders Young Sherlock with Harry Potter actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Guy Ritchie to direct

 Prime Video announced it has commissioned a new eight-part series,  Young Sherlock with Guy Ritchie (The Covenant, The Gentlemen) directing and executive producing. Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, The Woman King) will star in the title role as young Sherlock Holmes. Matthew Parkhill (Deep State) will write the screenplay and act as executive producer. Motive Pictures will produce the series.

What it is about?

Young Sherlock will be ‘an irreverent, action-packed origin story’ of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective in an explosive re-imagining of this iconic character. The story takes place when Sherlock Holmes 19, and is living a life of disgrace and dysfunction at Oxford University. He finds himself embroiled in a murder mystery, which threatens his own personal liberty. This drives him head first into his first case, without direction or discipline and finds himself unravelling a conspiracy that will have a major impact on the rest of life. 

Guy Ritchie is already an old hand at Sherlock Holmes mysteries, having directed two Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Jr as the titular character and Jude Law as his companion, Dr Watson. Guy Ritchie and Hero Fiennes Tiffin have previously worked together on The Ministry for Ungentlemanly Warfare. Fiennes Tiffin is best known for playing young Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter films, and the role of Hardin in the feature films After (2019) and After We Collided (2022).

Guy Ritchie commented:

 “In Young Sherlock we’re going to see an exhilarating new version of the detective everyone thinks they know in a way they’ve never imagined before,” said Guy Ritchie. “We’re going to crack open this enigmatic character, find out what makes him tick, and learn how he becomes the genius we all love.”

Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios, added:

“This exciting, new chapter about one of the world’s best-known literary characters, will delight our global customers with its captivating storytelling” “With the brilliant creative team, led by Guy Ritchie and Matthew Parkhill, we will explore untold mysteries of how young Sherlock found his way to a life of truth-seeking.”

Young Sherlock will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.