Does Baker Street ring a bell? It is normal, it is where Sherlock Holmes lives and where he starts all his investigations accompanied by his sidekick John Watson. These heroes were invented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and have become part of popular culture. There are film adaptations, including with Robert Downey Jr. That some will find successful ... Or not. There is even a cartoon that pits the investigating mouse against the evil rat Ratigan. With the Irregulars, Netflix readapts the work by taking it from a new angle. And it's not unlike a series called Enola Holmes, the sister of the famous detective.
And for those of you who don't know the term irregular, it's borrowed from military jargon. It means someone who participates in army maneuvers without being part of the army. A kind of partisan, therefore. And that's exactly what this band of children with strange powers are, and that's what interests Dr. Watson. Paranormal" powers that allow them to help solve nightmarish crimes in Victorian London. A touch of fantasy that is not to be disliked.
On the casting side, this series does not have a big headliner to play the locomotives. Of course, Holmes and Watson are not unknown to us since the first is played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes seen in Killing Eve and the second by Royce Pierreson, who appeared in The Witcher. To play the teenagers (the irregulars), the only one who is a little known is Jojo Maccari seen in the series Cursed: The Rebel. Finally, Netflix seems to have already renewed the series for a second season. Quite quickly after its release on March 26, as the SVOD platform did for Who killed Sara?