Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Baker Street Irregulars will be stepping out from under Sherlock Holmes' shadow next month with Netflix and series creator Tom Bidwell's The Irregulars. But unlike the works from Doyle that the crew has appeared in, this time the supernatural threats haunting London are all too real. And while he is looking to stay true to the spirit of Holmes canon and using Doyle's supernatural writings as a guide, Bidwell is also looking to take the series in a direction many fans have asked for in the past.
"The supernatural element brings a kind of Victorian horror to the show that's very different to what you'd expect in the Sherlock Holmes novels," Bidwell explains. "Because sometimes I'm reading the Sherlock Holmes novels and I end up wishing that those [supernatural-seeming elements] were real. [Laughs] In our show, the mysteries can be solved, but they can't be very easily explained with rational thought — there's monsters and ghouls and horrors attacking the city of London." Now here's a look at preview images along with a teaser and series overview for The Irregulars- set to premiere on the streaming service on March 26:
Set in Victorian London, the series follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. 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 not only London but the entire world.
Netflix's The Irregulars stars Thaddea Graham as Bea, Darci Shaw as Jessie, Jojo Macari as Billy, McKell David as Spike, and Harrison Osterfield as Leopold. Serving as the liaison between Sherlock Holmes (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) and the Irregulars is Dr. Watson (Royce Pierreson).