‘The Irregulars’ trailer: First look at ‘Peaky Blinders’ producer’s Sherlock Holmes drama

Netflix has unveiled a full trailer for The Irregulars.

Originally announced back in 2018, Netflix’s latest 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’re a London street gang who provide Holmes with information.

Among the creative team are Peaky Blinders executive producer Greg Brenman, and Poldark director Joss Agnew.

The new fantasy period drama started shooting in 2019, but filming was paused last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, production wrapped last autumn and the eight one-hour episodes will debut later this month.

Watch the new trailer:


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.”

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.

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

Watch the first teaser:


The Irregulars writer Tom Bidwell 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.”

A third Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law was also set to come out this year too, but it seems like that project isn’t happening now.

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