Robert Downey Jr. Producing 2 New Sherlock Shows for HBO Max


The “Sherlock Holmes” film universe is expanding into TV, with HBO Max currently in early development on two shows tied to the films, Variety reports.


The potential shows would be set in the world of 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadow starring Robert Downey Jr. as the master detective and Jude Law as Dr. John Watson, which were inspired by the books of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. According to sources, the two shows would each focus on a new character that would be introduced in “Sherlock Holmes 3.”


Downey Jr. and Susan Downey will executive produce the shows along with Amanda Burrell of Team Downey. Lionel Wigram of Wigram productions will also executive produce, with Warner Bros. Television producing.


The Downeys first discussed creating “Sherlock Holmes” spinoff shows in 2020, though no details about the characters the projects would focus on has come to light.

Mandy Parker

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