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David Thewlis to Star in ‘Sherlock & Daughter’ Series Ordered at CW


The CW has given a series order to “Sherlock & Daughter,” a scripted series starring David Thewlis.

With Thewlis as Sherlock Holmes, the series puts the detective out of his comfort zone, mysteriously unable to investigate a sinister case without risking the lives of his closest friends. He then meets Amelia (Blu Hunt), an American who, after her mother’s mysterious murder, learns that Sherlock may be her missing father. 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. The cast also includes Dougray Scott as Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty.

Brendan Foley created “Sherlock & Daughter” while James Duff showruns. They both executive produce alongside Karine Martin, Chris Philip, Peter Gerwe, Dominic Barlow, Ivan Dunleavy and Escapade Media. Micah War Dog Wright and Shelly Goldstein both serve as writiners. The series hails from Starlings Television Distribution, Albion Television and StoryFirst.

The news came during the CW’s presentation at the Television Critics Association’s winter 2024 press tour, where the network also announced series orders for new game shows based on “Trivial Pursuit” and Scrabble.”

Also announced at TCA were premiere dates for the network’s spring slate. The CW will debut “All American” Season 6 as well as “FBoy Island” spinoff “Lovers and Liars” on April 1; “Walker” Season 4 and new drama series “Sight Unseen” on April 3; new unscripted series “Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker” on April 11; “100 Days to Indy” Season 2 on April 26; and new unscripted series “Police 24/7” and “Hostage Rescue” on April 30.

“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 at 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. And because we also need things only a Sherlock can solve, we are looking forward to welcoming two great game shows to the CW in “Trivial Pursuit” and “Scrabble,” which will bring prime time game night to the whole family.”