Things on Baker Street are taking a turn towards the supernatural today. Entertainment Weekly shared an exclusive first look at Netflix‘s dark new drama, The Irregulars. The series is based on a group of young boys that can be found in three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes novels known to help Holmes get the information he wouldn’t normally have access to. Creator Tom Bidwell has reimaged the group into an older group of teens who are the only ones that can stop an impending dark magical threat from destroying London.
The Irregulars is a band of young informants led by Bea (Thaddea Graham) and her younger sister Jessie (Darci Shaw). But this isn’t a two-person team; they also have help from their friends Billy (Jojo Macari), Spike (McKell David) and newcomer Leopold (Harrison Osterfield). They are drawn into the supernatural and magical world by Dr. Watson (Royce Pierreson), the grim business partner of one Sherlock Holmes (Henry Lloyd-Hughes). Bidwell shared with Entertainment Weekly that he has made quite a few changes to the original story to help make it more modern.
These changes include the addition of a female leader to diversify a traditional all-male story, a change to the overall tone of the show to include more mystery, action and romance to bring The Irregulars into the 21st century. The biggest change from the original Holmes stories is the addition of real supernatural horror. This gives the show an overall Victorian Gothic horror feel that we absolutely love. In the teaser for the show shared today by Netflix,
The Irregulars teaser introduces the true horror and supernatural side of the show. As it begins, the narrator shares that something evil has come to London that is moving through the shadows and murders anyone who stands against it. We are then introduced to the group that has the ability to save London. But it is clear that if they fail, this supernatural entity will continue on its rampage.
The teaser wraps up as the narrator tells us that we know nothing of what it is to be afraid, and I would have to agree since I have never faced off against a supernatural entity bent on destroying London. The teaser closes as the camera zooms in on 221B Baker Street’s door before it implodes into the show’s logo. We can’t wait to dive into The Irregulars! From the teaser trailer and the first-look images provided exclusively through EW, this new series takes a classic we know and love and brings it back to life.
The Irregulars premieres on March 26, 2021, on Netflix. Check out the trailer and first-look images below! What do you think of this new take on Holmes’ band of informants? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
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