Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is developing a new Sherlock Holmes series for Amazon Prime Video that will be based on Andy Lane’s Young Sherlock Holmes.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin is set to take on the lead role in the project. Ritchie and Tiffin previously worked together on the film “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

The series is described as an “action-packed origin story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective in an explosive re-imagining of this iconic character.

“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.”

Ritchie said in a statement: “In ‘Young Sherlock’ we’re going to see an exhilarating new version of the detective everyone thinks they know in a way they’ve never imagined before. We’re going to crack open this enigmatic character, find out what makes him tick, and learn how he becomes the genius we all love.”

Vernon Sanders, head of television for Amazon MGM Studios, added: “This exciting, new chapter about one of the world’s best-known literary characters, will delight our global customers with its captivating storytelling. With the brilliant creative team, led by Guy Ritchie and Matthew Parkhill, we will explore untold mysteries of how young Sherlock found his way to a life of truth-seeking.”

So, while Ritchie isn’t going to be directing another Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. anytime soon, he is going to continue to play in the sandbox and it sounds like it’ll be fun!

There was a Young Sherlock Holmes movie made back in 1985 with producer Steven Spielberg and director Barry Levinson, and I love that movie!

The series is also being developed by writer Matthew Parkhill (Deep State, Rogue), who will also be the showrunner, and executive producer. Ritchie will direct.

There are eight books in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. I’m looking forward to seeing how this series comes together!

Source: Variety

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