Prime Video Orders Guy Ritchie-Directed Young Sherlock to Series


Prime Video has given a series order for Young Sherlock, with Guy Ritchie (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, The Covenant, The Gentlemen) directing and executive producing.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, The Woman King) is on board to start in the titular role of the series, which will be an action-packed origin story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective. It will center on 19-year-old Sherlock Holmes, who finds himself caught up in a murder mystery at Oxford University.

The series, inspired by Andy Lane’s book series Young Sherlock Holmes, is written by showrunner Matthew Parkhill (Deep State, Rogue), who is also executive producing alongside 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) and Marc Resteghini. Harriet Creelman is a co-executive producer. It is being produced by Motive Pictures.

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

“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. “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.”

“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 at 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.”