The Irregulars is Netflix’s latest London-based period piece. But unlike their latest success, Bridgeton, the drama in this series is spookier and deadlier. The Irregulars is set in Victorian London. It follows a group of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes. It is a supernatural thriller with a brilliant ensemble cast. The show stars Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw, and Harrison Osterfield. It’s written and executive produced by Tom Bidwell (Watership Down, My Mad Fat Diary).
The series is different from many of the current Sherlock Holmes stories. In many of the modern television adaptations, Sherlock and Watson investigate mysteries that seem supernatural in nature but always have a non-supernatural explanation. In this new series, the supernatural is absolutely real. The teens are hired by Dr. John Watson (Royce Pierreson) because of their street credibility and know-how to get information. But they quickly realized that they are way in over their head.
The Cast Of The Irregular‘s Experience On The Show
During our recent interview with the cast, they told us what it’s like stepping into a new iteration of the beloved Sherlock Holmes stories, insight into their characters, and what they hope the audience takes away with them.
Thaddea Graham plays Bea, the 17-year-old leader of the street group. Bea acts as a pseudo mother to her friends and younger sister. She makes it her responsibility to keep everyone out of trouble. Bea starts her friends on this journey of working for Dr. John Watson out of necessity. When asked if she thought her character enjoyed this mystery-solving lifestyle, Graham responded with “I don’t think she likes Watson very much. I don’t think he likes her very much either. And they kind of look at each other like ‘umm I don’t want to work with you but I have to.’ and they just accept it. But I think after the first episode she really enjoys it.”
Check out the full interview to find out more about what the cast has to say about their characters and time on the set. The Irregulars will stream exclusively on Netflix on March 26th.