Onesumore: Netflix’s Sherlock Homes Spin-off ‘The Irregulars’: Everything We Know So Far

The Irregulars – Image: Netflix

Sherlock Holmes, the immortal icon of world literature, comes to life again as live action in upcoming Netflix series The irregular. Created by Oscar nominated writer Tom Bidwell (Watership Down), The irregular will tell the story of the street children who, in Conan Doyle’s canon, were helping Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in their investigation. The series will hit Netflix on March 26, 2021.

Netflix officially unveiled the show at the end of February 2021, where it released a few first images and its first trailer (more promotion expected in March 2021).

Effort director Johnny Kenton is attached to the project as well as director of short films Weronika Tofilska.

Bidwell commented on his work on The irregular in a BBC interview:

“This is my dream project and my oldest idea (I’ve been running it for ten years) and I couldn’t be more excited to work on it with the team I made My Mad Fat Diary with at Drama Republic. Netflix incredibly supports our vision for the series and it allows us to be very ambitious in the way we tell our stories.

The Irregular Netflix Showrunner Directors

Showrunner Tom Bidwell and directors Johnny Kenton and Weronika Tofilska

What is the plot of The irregular?

Little is known about the plot as it is only an original work based on the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle. Just like the Enola Holmes Nancy Springer’s book series that was adapted into a Netflix movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown (Strange things) and Henry Cavill (The witcher).

The synopsis for The irregular bed:

“Located in Victorian London, The irregular follows a gang of troubled teenage delinquents who are manipulated to solve crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner. As the crimes take on a gruesome supernatural aspect and a dark power emerges, it will be up to the Irregulars to come together to save London, each other and potentially the entire world.

Who is thrown The irregular?

Casting for Netflix The Irregulars Season 1

The iconic Baker Street duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson will be performed by Henry-lloyd hughes (Indian summers, Kill Eve) and Royce Pierreson (The Witcher, Wanderlust) respectively. Aidan McArdle (Sense8, the fall) will play another well-known Conan Doyle character, Inspector Lestrade.

As for the Irregulars themselves, they will be played by Thaddea Graham, Darci shaw, McKell David and Jojo macari. Graham, Shaw, David and Macari will play Bea, Jessie, Spike and Billy respectively. Also in the cast are Olivia grant, Harrison Osterfield and Clarke peters whose roles are respectively Patricia Coleman-Jones, Leopold and Linen Man.

How many episodes will the first season include?

The first season of The irregular will consist of 8 one-hour episodes.

What is the production status on The irregular?

Production in the first season of The irregular started in September 2019 and was discontinued in January 2020 due to one of the lead actress’ injuries. Later, it was interrupted again in March 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Filming for the first season resumed in August and ended on September 16, 2020. Production took place in UK cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

Here are some social media posts from the cast about the end of the season.

On September 27, Thaddea Graham announced that filming ended with the following statement:

“2,450 tables, 144 call sheets + 1 global pandemic later… we are officially done on The Irregulars. Very proud of our amazing team who have devoted a great deal of their time, hard work and heart to collectively telling the incredible story of Tom Bidwell. I can’t wait to share what we have created ”

production packaging on irregular


Take a look at these behind-the-scenes photos from the set of The irregular:

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