Netflix has picked English actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes to play the next detective!
The film and television world has presented viewers with different interpretations of Sherlock Holmes over the years. Whether fans prefer Benedict Cumberbatch’s textbook portrayal of the eccentric sleuth, Henry Cavill’s softer approach or Robert Downey Jr’s award-winning performance of the genius detective, there’s a lot to marvel at the actor’s different performances.
It has merely been months since since we saw Cavill play Sherlock in Netflix’s Enola Holmes, and the streaming service has already cast a new one!
Henry Lloyd-Hughes Is The Chosen One!
English actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes who is known for his roles in Indian Summers and The Inbetweeners will be the next Sherlock Holmes! The actor will join Royce Pierreson (Dr. Watson), Olivia Grant (Patricia Coleman-Jones) among others in The Irregulars.
The eight-part drama follows the adventures of the titular irregulars, a gang of troubled teenagers who work for Dr. Watson, and solve London’s supernatural crimes, while Sherlock Holmes earns all the credit for their hard work.
So excited to share the first look of my Sherlock Holmes in The Irregulars coming to @NetflixUK on March 26th. You’re all in for an absolute ride!! https://t.co/wP92PJ0ldk
— Henry Lloyd-Hughes (@MatineeIdle) February 25, 2021
The Irregulars is based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, and adds a supernatural edge to the usual adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his best friend and business parter Dr. Watson.
Henry Lloyd-Hughes looks sinister and starkly different to the character we have come to love over the years. Fans recognized that Lloyd-Hughes in his costume gave them major “Jared Leto joker vibes” and some were worried about Sherlock being “done to death”.
Netflix shared the first look at his character earlier today, and the actor shared his excitement for fans to watch the series. “You’re all in for an absolute ride!!”
Thaddea Graham aka the headstrong Bea will lead the gang of irregulars, while Darci Shaw plays her younger sister Jessie. Their friends Billy, Spike and Leopold (Jojo Macari, McKell David and Harrison Osterfield respectively) will also join in on their Baker Street adventures.
A gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner – THE IRREGULARS, coming 26 March. pic.twitter.com/6QW3A5uzyR
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 22, 2021
In the novels by Conan Doyle, the Baker Street irregulars were troubled teenagers who the sleuth employed often, in the hope of gaining access to information he normally wouldn’t be able to get.
They’re a group of three street-smart boys in the novels, but The Irregulars has chosen a more diverse cast, with young Bea leading the troop. The show will reportedly focus on the teens a lot more, and will chronicle their endeavor to end a dark magical threat in London, without any help from Sherlock. We can’t wait to see how that goes!
The Irregulars premiers March 26 on Netflix.