David Thewlis turns detective for Sherlock & Daughter

By Michael Pickard
February 16, 2024


The CW network in the US has picked up Sherlock & Daughter, a series featuring David Thewlis as legendary detective Sherlock Holmes that will air in the UK and Ireland on Discovery+.

Blu Hunt, David Thewlis and Dougray Scott

The mystery thriller 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 (Blu Hunt). 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.

Dougray Scott (Crime) also stars as Holmes’ nemesis, Moriarty.

The eight-part series is due to launch later this year.

From Starlings Television Distribution, Albion Television and StoryFirst, Sherlock & Daughter is led by showrunner and executive producer James Duff (The Closer, Major Crimes) and is created, written and executive produced by Brendan Foley (Cold Courage, The Man Who Died).

Micah War Dog Wright (They’re Watching, First Nations Comedy Experience) and Shelly Goldstein (Cold Courage, Laverne & Shirley) are writers on the series. Karine Martin, Chris Philip, Peter Gerwe, Dominic Barlow and Ivan Dunleavy are also executive producers, along with Escapade Media. 

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