“Because we knew that we were going to do that, we wanted to push the younger Sherlock in another direction – so he’s much more of a kind of charismatic, better looking, bit more of a rock star.”
The actor also defended the series’ choice to introduce supernatural elements to the Sherlock Holmes mythos.
He made favourable comparisons to classic shows like The X Files, and expressed his hopes that audiences would latch on to The Irregulars’ unconventional mash-up of styles and genres.
Netflix has yet to order another season of the latest Sherlock Holmes adaptation, so time will tell if streamers get on board with the new series.
The Irregulars is available to stream on Netflix.