Prime Video Orders ‘Young Sherlock’ Series Starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin; Guy Ritchie To Direct

Prime Video has handed a series order to Young Sherlock, inspired by Andy Lane’s critically acclaimed Young Sherlock Holmes book series, starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin in the title role. Guy Ritchie is set to direct and executive produce the eight episode series, which will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Written and executive produced by showrunner Matthew Parkhill (Deep StateRogue), Young Sherlock is touted as an irreverent, 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.

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Simon Kelton (Eddie the Eagle), Ivan Atkinson (The Gentlemen), Simon Maxwell (The Woman in the Wall, Deep State), Dhana Gilbert (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Colin Wilson (The Mandalorian), Marc Resteghini also executive produce. Harriet Creelman serves as co-executive producer.

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,” said Ritchie. “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.”

Kelton originally conceived the project and packaged it with Atkinson, then partnered with Motive, Gilbert, and Resteghini, who developed and brought the series to Amazon MGM Studios. Gilbert and Resteghini have overall deals with Amazon MGM Studios.

“This exciting, new chapter about one of the world’s best-known literary characters, will delight our global customers with its captivating storytelling” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “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.”

The series reunites Ritchie and Tiffin, who starred in Ritchie’s most recent feature, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. He will soon star in survival thriller Above the Below opposite Idris Elba, directed by Elba and Martin Owen for Lionsgate; as well as original romantic comedy, Picture This for Prime Video. Other film credits include The Woman KingFirst LoveThe Loneliest Boy in the WorldThe Silencing and After film franchise. Tiffin is repped by The Artists Partnership, CAA, Vybe Trybe, Shemarya Artists and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett and Kole.

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