Thursday, February 15, 2024

The CW Picks Up New Drama 'Sherlock & Daughter' Starring David Thewlis

During the network's presentation today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, The CW handed a series order to the original drama series Sherlock & Daughter starring David Thewlis (Fargo, The Artful Dodger). 

The drama puts Sherlock Holmes (Thewlis) out of his comfort zone, mysteriously unable to investigate a sinister case without risking the lives of his closest friends. Enter: young American Amelia. After her mother's mysterious murder, she learns her missing father may be the legendary detective. Despite wildly different backgrounds and attitudes, the pair must work together to solve a global conspiracy, crack her mother's murder, and find out for sure if she really is Sherlock's daughter. 

Blu Hunt (Another Life, The New Mutants) will play Amelia while Dougray Scott (Batwoman, Crime) will appear as Holmes' nemesis, Moriarty.

Brendan Foley created the drama, with James Duff set as showrunner. They will executive produce with Karine Martin, Chris Philip, Peter Gerwe, Dominic Barlow and Ivan Dunleavy. Starlings Television, Albion Television, StoryFirst and Escapade Media will produce.

"The CW continues to expand its original programming lineup with quality scripted and unscripted series, based on IP that everyone knows, that encourage co-viewing across generations of fans," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network. "Sherlock & Daughter brings Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award winner and SAG, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated David Thewlis to the network as the renowned detective Sherlock Holmes. The entire cast and creative team have done a magnificent job putting a new twist on the classic character."