Warlock Holmes optioned for TV

Riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary, Victorian-era detective continue unabated.

Veep and The Thick Of It’s Chris Addison and writer, Chris Smith, are to team up on an adaptation of GS Denning’s Warlock Holmes novel.

A Study In Brimstone’s official page says:

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes.

Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he’s brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn’t deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety… and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.

An imaginative, irreverent and addictive reimagining of the world’s favourite detective, Warlock Holmes retains the charm, tone and feel of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while finally giving the flat at 221b Baker Street what it’s been missing for all these years: an alchemy table.

Deadline reports that it will be coming to a TV screen soon:

The British multihyphenates are writing the series, which is described as Princess Bride-meets-Game of Thrones. The project already has a British broadcaster lined up and I hear that the project has been the talk of LA as it is being pitched to U.S. broadcasters.

More news as we get it.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Geek Squee says:

    These are some of my favorite books. Can’t wait to see them in a tv show!


  2. Graeme Setter says:

    I would love it if we got benedict Cumberbatch for the role of Warlock, so we may hear the man say some amazing quotes from the books. Not to push but if the man is able,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Graeme Setter says:

      Why not have Sherlock and Dr.Strange himself play the role? I understand if not, actors are often taken for bigger projects…


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