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Sherlock & Daughter coming to discovery+

February 16, 2024

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has announced the new original crime thriller series Sherlock & Daughter. The new drama stars BAFTA Award-nominated actor David Thewlis (Fargo, Landscapers, The Artful Dodger) as the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and will air on streaming service discovery+ later this year.  

In this new series (8×60) is an older Sherlock Holmes, less confident and out of his comfort zone. The renowned detective finds himself mysteriously unable to investigate a sinister case without risking the lives of his closest friends.  

Meanwhile young American, Amelia (Blu Hunt best-known for The Originals and The Mutants) learns her missing father may be the esteemed detective, after her mother’s shocking and unexplainable murder.  

Sherlock battles between his intellect and his emotion when he is confronted with this young woman claiming to be his daughter. Despite wildly different backgrounds and attitudes, Amelia proves herself essential to cracking the case as the pair work together to solve a global conspiracy, the mystery of her mother’s murder and find out for sure if she really is Sherlock’s daughter. Will she lead to his redemption? 

International Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Dougray Scott (A Town Called Malice, Vigil, Crime) also stars in the series as Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty. 

The series was ordered by Clare Laycock, SVP Networks & Digital Content at WBD. It was commissioned for discovery+ by Charlotte Reid, VP Commissioning at WBD with co-financiers Krempelwood. 

Laycock said “We are thrilled to bring Sherlock & Daughter – a gritty, dangerous, thriller to discovery+ viewers. Crime is one of the most popular genres across our streaming and linear portfolio and we are excited to broaden with this scripted original featuring such a stellar line up of talent in David Thewlis and Dougray Scott.” 

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