22 May 2024
David Thewlis is set to star as Sherlock Holmes for Discovery+

David Thewlis Set To Star In Sherlock Holmes & Daughter Series

David Thewlis is set to star as Sherlock Holmes for Discovery+
Needing a Sherlock Holmes fix? Warner Bros. Discovery will have a series for you. Today they announced the original new crime thriller series Sherlock & Daughter.

The brand-new drama stars BAFTA Award-nominated actor David Thewlis (Fargo, Landscapers, The Artful Dodger) as the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and will air on streaming service discovery+ in the UK and Ireland later this year.

The 8 part series (60 minute episodes) will follow an older Sherlock Holmes. He’s  less confident and out of his comfort zone. However the renowned detective finds himself mysteriously unable to investigate, a sinister case without risking the lives of his closest friends.

Meanwhile young American, Amelia (Blu Hunt best-known for The Originals and The Mutants) learns her missing father may be the esteemed detective, after her mother’s shocking and unexplainable murder.

Sherlock battles between his intellect and his emotion when he is confronted with this young woman claiming to be his daughter. Despite wildly different backgrounds and attitudes, Amelia proves herself essential to cracking the case as the pair work together to solve a global conspiracy, the mystery of her mother’s murder and find out for sure if she really is Sherlock’s daughter. Will she lead to his redemption?

You can’t have a series on the greatest fictional sleuth without a great villain. Dougray Scott (A Town Called Malice, Vigil, Crime) is also set to star in the series as Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty.

The series was ordered by Clare Laycock, SVP Networks & Digital Content at Warner Bros. Discovery. It was commissioned for discovery+ by Charlotte Reid, VP Commissioning at Warner Bros. Discovery with co-financiers Krempelwood.

Clare Laycock, Warner Bros. Discovery, said “We are thrilled to bring Sherlock & Daughter – a gritty, dangerous, thriller to discovery+ viewers. Crime is one of the most popular genres across our streaming and linear portfolio and we are excited to broaden with this scripted original featuring such a stellar line up of talent in David Thewlis and Dougray Scott.

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