The new word around town is that HBO Max along with Warner Bros. have major plans to build a Sherlock Holmes film-TV universe in the vein of what they have done with Suicide Squad and The Batman.
The word floating around are that two potential spinoff series from the Warner Bros. movie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are in early development at HBO Max. Executive produced by Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, each of the proposed series would focus on a different character.
Along with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Team Downey’s Amanda Burrell, Wigram Productions’ Lionel Wigram, who produced the two Sherlock Holmes films, will be executive producing the film.
Originally a third installment to the box office hit, Sherlock Holmes, was slated for December 2020 release, but then pushed to December 2021. Then the film had been delayed by the pandemic and currently has no new release date.
Sherlock Holmes, which also starred Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong, was released in 2009. It was directed by Guy Ritchie from a screenplay from Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg. The sequel – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – was released in 2011 and was also directed by Ritchie from a screenplay by Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. It also featured Law, McAdams, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris.