We’ve all been anxiously awaiting any news on the third entry of Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes franchise. There were hints that they were preparing to work on the sequel yet it looks like they are taking a different approach. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that HBO Max is working on not just one but two television series based on the franchise based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s books. Downey is executive producing through his Team Downey banner. Lionel Wigram, who helped write the first film, is also on board in a similar role.
Keep in mind, that there’s no confirmation that Downey Jr. will also return in the role of Sherlock. These projects are in early development, and it’s unclear if they’ll simply take place in the same universe that the Sherlock Holmes films introduced. These series also fall under Team Downey’s overall deal with HBO.
Here’s hoping that they keep some of the best elements from the films, such as the iconic soundtrack. It’s not the only Sherlock Holmes-focused series as Benedict Cumberbatch famously played the character for BBC’s series simply titled Sherlock. Plus, Enola Holmes has become a new franchise hit for Netflix. Perhaps we’re seeing a renaissance for these projects.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter