Netflix reveals trailer and start date for Sherlock Holmes series ‘The Irregulars’

The first trailer has been released for The Irregulars.

Originally announced back in 2018, Netflix’s upcoming twist on the Sherlock Holmes stories follows the ‘Baker Street Irregulars,’ rather than focusing on The Great Detective himself.

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novels, they are a gang of boys who provide Holmes with information from the streets of London.

The new period drama began shooting at the end of 2019, but production was halted last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, filming on the eight one-hour episodes is now complete and Netflix has unveiled this atmospheric teaser:

Watch the trailer:

 

Set in 19th-century London, the series stars Indian Summers actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Sherlock Holmes, with Royce Pierreson (Judy) playing John Watson, and Aidan McArdle (The Fall) playing Inspector Lestrade.

The main focus, however, will be on the titular group of misfits working to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Watson and Holmes.

Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw, McKell David, and Jojo Macari will play Bea, Jessie, Spike and Billy respectively.

The Irregulars premieres exclusively on Netflix around the world on Friday 26th March.

The official synopsis reads: “Set in Victorian London, The Irregulars follows a gang of troubled delinquent teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner.

“As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it’ll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save London, each other, and potentially the entire world.”

The Irregulars creator Tom Bidwell (Watership Down) previously revealed: “Sherlock Holmes 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.

“It’s my dream project and my oldest idea (I’ve been pitching it for ten years) and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working on it … Netflix are incredibly supportive for our vision for the show and it’s allowing us to be very ambitious with the way we’re telling our stories.”

Another Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law had been set for release this year too, but it looks like the project has been shelved.

The complete Sherlock box set is available on DVD on Amazon.