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Guy Ritchie Revives Young Sherlock Holmes Series For Amazon

Amazon has greenlit a Young Sherlock Holmes TV series with Guy Ritchie at the helm, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) playing the titular character. Ritchie previously directed the Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr. and is back to take another stab at the series.

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The new series is an adaptation of the Young Sherlock Holmes novels by Andy Lane, and is an “irreverent, action-packed origin story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective in an explosive re-imagining of this iconic character.” 

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At age 19, Sherlock Holmes is disgraced, raw, unfiltered, and unformed, when he finds himself caught up in a murder mystery at Oxford University which threatens his freedom. Diving into his first-ever case with a wild lack of discipline, Sherlock manages to unravel a globe-trotting conspiracy that will change his life forever.

Matthew Parkhill (Deep State) will serve as showrunner, with Simon Kelton (Eddie the Eagle), Ivan Atkinson (The Gentlemen), Simon Maxwell (The Woman in the Wall), Dhana Gilbert (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Colin Wilson (The Mandalorian), and Marc Resteghini as executive producers, along with co-executive producer Harriet Creelman.

Will young Sherlock be able to crack the case? It’ll be exciting to see how it all plays out.