What is The Irregulars about?

The Irregulars -- Courtesy of Matt Squire/Netflix
The Irregulars -- Courtesy of Matt Squire/Netflix /

The Irregulars hits Netflix at the end of the month, and it’s a must for Sherlock Holmes and period crime drama fans. Here’s what it’s about.

While March has been a quiet month, there have been some TV shows and movies to look forward to. The Irregulars is the one at the end of the month.

Set in the world of Sherlock Holmes, The Irregulars follows a group of teenagers and young adults in Victorian London. Yes, Sherlock and Dr. Watson will show up at points throughout the series, but they’re not the main characters in this show.

Forget everything you know about Sherlock Holmes. It’s time to see him in a very different light.

What to expect on Netflix’s The Irregulars

The series follows a group of troubled teens. They group together to form the Baker Street Irregulars, and the series itself will show Holmes in a way you never expected to see him. Dr. Watson and Holmes are actually sinister characters in this series, using the group of teens to their advantage to solve crimes.

These crimes aren’t your normal variety, either. There’s a supernatural edge to them, and a dark power is emerging. It’s going to be up to the teens to save London (and the world) from this supernatural threat.

Is The Irregulars based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’s works?

The Baker Street Irregulars are introduced in the world of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes uses the group of kids to help get clues. This is Victorian London and small hands were good for pickpocketing. Holmes is not the first to use small children to help with work, whether you like it or not.

It’s in the adaptation for Netflix where there’s a far more sinister side of things when it comes to Holmes’s character. He’s a drug addict and a deliquent. The kids are the ones who solve the crimes while Holmes takes all the credit for it.

For fans of period crime dramas and Sherlock Holmes content, this is going to be a series for you.

The Irregulars debuts on Netflix on Friday, March 26.

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