Sherlock Holmes origin story in the making from director Guy Ritchie

The upcoming Prime Video adaptation is based on the Young Sherlock books by author Andy Lane.
Sherlock Holmes origin story in the making from director Guy Ritchie

Prime Video has ordered Young Sherlock, a thrilling original story of famed detective Sherlock Holmes, to series, starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

Guy Ritchie, who helmed two films Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jr in the title role, is set to direct and executive produce the upcoming show which will have eight episodes. The upcoming Prime Video adaptation is based on the Young Sherlock books by author Andy Lane.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin, known for The Woman King and Ritchie's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, will play the titular character in Young Sherlock. The director and actor are reuniting once again after working together on the feature The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

In a statement. Ritchie said, "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,” while adding, "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."

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," the description reads.

Matthew Parkhill will serve as the writer and showrunner. He will also executive produce alongside Ritchie and Lane.

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