Sherlock Holmes takes a backseat in this new Netflix series, where a group of street kids solve crimes for the master sleuth himself.
From creator Tom Bidwell (Watership Down), The Irregulars follows a band of misfit street kids in Victorian London, hired by Dr. Watson to snoop out clues for Sherlock Holmes. It’s a dream project for Bidwell, who told BBC that he’d been working on it for over 10 years and was was inspired by the fact Sherlock Holmes used a group of street kids to help him gather clues.
“What if Sherlock was a drug addict and a delinquent and the kids solve the whole case whilst he takes credit?” he said.
The brief teaser shows a map of Victorian London, along with the band of teenagers who must crack the case. As for the case itself, it looks like a series of pretty gnarly (and tarot-inspired) murders with demonic influence.
The Irregulars hits Netflix on March 26.