Guy Ritchie’s Young Sherlock TV Series Gets a Mom and Dad

Guy Ritchie is working on a television series for Prime Video centered on a teenaged Sherlock Holmes. The show, adeptly titled Young Sherlock, has already found its titular character with Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), and today we found out who will be playing his parents.

According to Variety, Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) has joined the cast. Fiennes is the real-life uncle of Tiffin but will be playing Sherlock’s father on the show, a man described as a “scientist, explorer and self-made businessman.”

Natascha McElhone (pictured above as Dr. Halsey in Halo) is playing Cordelia Holmes, a “devoted mother, artist and matriarch of the Holmes clan.”

The series is based on the books by Andy Lane. Ritchie is directing and executive producing, with Matthew Parkhill on board as writer and showrunner.

Here’s the official synopsis, per Variety:

Young Sherlock is 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.

“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,” Ritchie said in a statement via Variety when the show was first announced. “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.”

No news yet on when the series will make its way to Prime Video. icon-paragraph-end

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