David Thewlis takes on iconic role in new crime thriller: Sherlock & Daughter

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16 Feb 2024, 16:54

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Get ready for a riveting Sherlock Holmes experience like never before.

For anyone that has been missing their fix of deerstalkers and clay pipes since the barnstorming BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Waston respectively, there is some great news on the horizon.

Calling all Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts! Twitch no more as Warner Bros. Discovery is set to ignite your detective spirit with a thrilling new crime drama, Sherlock & Daughter.

Brace yourselves for an 8-part series filled with mystery, intrigue, and a stellar cast led by BAFTA Award-nominated actor David Thewlis.

In this original crime thriller, Thewlis steps into the iconic shoes of Sherlock Holmes, portraying a version of the legendary detective that's both familiar and refreshingly new.

The series, slated to air on streaming service discovery+ in the UK and Ireland later this year, promises to captivate audiences with its unique take on the world of Sherlock Holmes.

The 60-minute episodes will follow an older and less confident Sherlock Holmes who, despite being out of his comfort zone, faces a sinister case that he cannot investigate without endangering the lives of his closest friends.

The narrative takes an intriguing turn when young American Amelia, played by Blu Hunt (known for The Originals and The Mutants), discovers that her missing father might be the esteemed detective.

Her journey begins after her mother's shocking and unexplainable murder.

Sherlock Holmes, grappling with a mysterious case and the unexpected appearance of a potential daughter, finds himself torn between intellect and emotion.

Despite their vastly different backgrounds, Holmes and Amelia join forces to unravel a global conspiracy, solve the mystery of her mother's murder, and determine whether she truly is Sherlock's daughter.

The series promises a gripping exploration of family ties, crime-solving, and the complexities of the great detective's character.

No Sherlock Holmes tale is complete without a formidable villain, and Sherlock & Daughter doesn't disappoint.

Dougray Scott, known for his roles in A Town Called Malice, Vigil, and Crime, is set to star as Holmes' nemesis, Moriarty.

The clash between Holmes and Moriarty is sure to add an extra layer of suspense and intensity to the series.

Clare Laycock, SVP Networks & Digital Content at Warner Bros. Discovery, expressed excitement about bringing this gripping and dangerous thriller to discovery+ viewers.

She said: Clare Laycock: “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.”

The crime genre has proven to be immensely popular, and Sherlock & Daughter is poised to be a standout addition, featuring an exceptional lineup of talent in David Thewlis and Dougray Scott.

Prepare yourselves for a journey into the heart of mystery and suspense as Sherlock & Daughter unfolds its gripping narrative later this year.

David Thewlis is ready to redefine Sherlock Holmes, and fans can't wait to embark on this thrilling adventure with the legendary detective and his unexpected daughter.