Netflix’s Sherlock Holmes Spinoff 'The Irregulars': Everything We Know So Far

Netflix’s Sherlock Holmes Spinoff 'The Irregulars': Everything We Know So Far

Netflix puts a supernatural spin on Sherlock Holmes in this upcoming series.

Netflix is putting a new spin on the beloved detective story through the upcoming supernatural crime drama series, 'The Irregulars.

.''The Irregulars' is loosely based on the 'Baker Street Irregulars,' a group of street boys who are enlisted by Holmes as intelligence agents. The group appeared in two novels and one short story by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Netflix series will follow a group of teenagers who tries to investigate and save London from supernatural elements while Holmes takes credit for their hard work. Yep, that's right. Holmes won't be the brilliant star he is so often portrayed in this upcoming Netflix series. The series will instead shine the spotlight on these young detectives.

Here's everything you need to know.

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When Will 'The Irregulars' Release On Netflix? 

The Sherlock Holmes spinoff will debut on Netflix next week, on March 26, 2021. The series was first announced back on December 20, 2018, and casting followed a year later. Filming commenced throughout the UK from 2019 to 2020 but was halted shortly after an on-set injury. Additional filming was scheduled for March 2020, but it was delayed until August, probably because of the Covid-19 lockdowns. 

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What Is The Plot Of 'The Irregulars'?

'The Irregulars' is a reimagining of the legendary detective story with a major twist. Aside from portraying Holmes and Watson as sketchy characters, the series will also add a supernatural element to the plot.

An enigmatic Dr. Watson manipulates and recruits a group of teenagers in the streets of Victorian London. Branded as 'The Irregulars,' the group is tasked to investigate increasingly supernatural cases in London.

'The Irregulars' are soon entangled in the different inexplicable and mysterious mess, and they must now rely on their wits to solve these situations. The upcoming series will emphasize the supernatural element and the fact that London's fate is now in the hands of these young detectives. 

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Who Are In The Cast of 'The Irregulars'? 

'Killing Eve' star Henry Lloyd-Hughes will play the role of Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, 'The Witcher' star Royce Pierreson will portray his sidekick, Dr. Watson. 

Thaddea Graham stars as Bea, the leader of The Irregulars, who is solving the British supernatural detective crimes. Darci Shaw will play Bea's younger sister, Jessie. To complete the list, we have Jojo Macari, McKell David, and Harrison Osterfield as the remaining members of the group, Billy, Spike, and Leopold.

We will also get to see Clarke Peters as Linen Man, Olivia Grant as Patricia Coleman-Jones, and Aidan McArdle as Inspector Lestrade, among others. 

Is There An Official Trailer For 'The Irregulars'? 

Yes, there is! Netflix has just dropped the official trailer for 'The Irregulars' 48 seconds as of this writing. Be one of the first people to watch the official trailer here. 


Holmes Detective History

To appreciate the setting of 'The Irregulars,' we will have to take a look back at Sherlock Holmes' history.

Doyle first introduced the famous detective in 1887, and the fictional character became widely known a few years later. In the next decades, Holmes and sidekick Dr. John H. Watson appeared in several stories as they solved crimes throughout London. Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in history, and his character is often referenced in pop culture. He has appeared in countless movies and films. Among his latest appearances are in shows like 'Sherlock and Elementary', and Netflix's 'Enola Holmes.' 'Enola Holmes' received enormous success in the streaming platform, and there is no doubt that 'The Irregulars' will gather the same amount of attention.

Are you excited for 'The Irregulars' too? Don't forget, the show is coming on Netflix on March 26, 2021.

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