Friday, April 9, 2021

Netflix Lands Limited Series 'The 39 Steps' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Netflix has today given a series order to the original limited series The 39 Steps based on the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 feature film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock) will star in and executive produce the series.

An ordinary man, Richard Hannay (Cumberbatch), becomes a pawn in a vast conspiracy to reset the world order.

Mark L. Smith (The Midnight Sky, The Revenant) will write the series, with Edward Berger (Patrick Melrose, Your Honor) directing. They will executive produce with Adam Ackland, Sophie Gardiner, Cliff Roberts and Keith Redmon. Anonymous Content, Chapter One Pictures, SunnyMarch Productions and Syndicate Entertainment will produce.