A New Sherlock Holmes Series is Coming to Netflix

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's "Sherlock"

A new Sherlock Holmes series is coming to Netflix but there’s a twist.

The new detective drama will be called The Irregulars. It will not tell the story of the great Sherlock Holmes but will tell the story of a gang of street urchins who follow clues and solve crimes, only for the “great” Holmes to take the credit.

Tom Bidwell is penning the script and he seems very excited to tell the story of the famous Sherlock Holmes from a whole new, unexplored angle.

“Sherlock Holmes [in Conan Doyle’s books] had a group of street kids he’d use to help him gather clues, so our series is what if Sherlock was a drug addict and a delinquent and the kids solve the whole case whilst he takes credit?,” Bidwell proposed to BBC Writers Room.

“It’s my dream project and my oldest idea (I’ve been pitching it for 10 years). Netflix is incredibly supportive of our vision for the show, and it’s allowing us to be very ambitious with the way we’re telling our stories.”

More details on The Irregulars when they are announced.