Netflix has announced the cast for ‘The Irregulars‘, a supernatural new twisted take on the Sherlock Homles story, as production gets underway in the Liverpool.
Set in Victorian London, the series follows a gang of troubled delinquent teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it’ll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save London, each other, and potentially the entire world.
As seen in the photo above (beginning top left), the delinquent teens are played by Thaddea Graham (‘Letter For The King’, ‘Us’) as Bea, Darci Shaw (?’Judy’, ‘The Bay’?) as Jessie, Jojo Marcari (‘Sex Education’, ‘Hard Sun’) as Billy, McKell David (‘Snatch’, ‘Damilola Our Loved Boy’) as Spike, and Harrison Osterfield (‘Catch 22’) as Leopold. ?Henry Lloyd-Hughes (?’Killing Eve, The Inbetweeners’, ‘Indian Summers?’) takes the role of Sherlock, with Royce Pierreson (?’Judy’, ‘The Witcher’, ‘Line of Duty’) as Doctor Watson, and Clarke Peters (?’His Dark Materials’, ‘The Wire’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing’, ‘Missouri’) as Linen Man.
The series is written and executive produced by Tom Bidwell (‘Watership Down’, ‘My Mad Fat Diary’), with Jude Liknaitzky (‘My Mad Fat Diary’, ‘Doctor Foster’) and Greg Brenman (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The Honourable Woman’) also exec producing. ‘The Irregulars’ is produced by Rebecca Hodgson (‘Good Cop’, ‘Deep Water’) and the lead director is Johnny Kenton (‘Endeavour’) with Joss Agnew (‘The Split’, ‘Poldark’) and Weronika Tofilska (‘Last Train’) also directing.
As will a lot of shows set in Victorian Britain, the series will be filmed in Liverpool. In addition to filming there, Netflix and production company Drama Republic have partnered with the Liverpool Film Office and media, music and performing arts institute LMA to create five entrant opportunities for LMA alumni to work on the series across various departments. The goal is to offer trainees from the Liverpool city area the opportunity to work alongside seasoned industry professionals on ‘The Irregulars’.
“Netflix and Drama Republic have provided this unique, life-changing opportunity to our graduates to help develop new talent and create the next generation of industry stars,” commented Richard Wallace, who co-founded LMA with his brother, Simon. “We are committed to supporting our students after they leave us, playing a role in their career development wherever possible, so this initiative forms an important part of our culture at LMA.”
The pilot scheme is part of the Liverpool Film Office’s five-year plan to develop an industry-led talent development pipeline to deliver an inclusive, highly-skilled workforce that will help secure Liverpool’s long-term positioning and advantage as a first-class creative and digital content production base working with industry and local training providers such as LMA.
No news on exactly when ‘The Irregulars‘ will premiere on Netflix, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.