Chris Addison and Will Smith, who previously worked together on Veep, have announced a brand new project: it’s called Warlock Holmes, and it’s a fantasy detective series.
Deadline reports that Addison and Smith are set to write the series, and that Avalon Television (the company behind Catastrophe, Last Week With John Oliver and many more popular productions) is set to produce it. It’s unclear whether or not Addison and Smith will appear on screen in Warlock Holmes, but we certainly hope that they do.
There is apparently already a British broadcaster on board, although Deadline’s report doesn’t specify which one. The show is also being pitched to American broadcasters, to the point that it is “the talk of LA” at the moment.
We don’t have a full plot synopsis yet for Warlock Holmes, but we do know that it’s been described as “Princess Bride-meets-Game Of Thrones“. It also seems to be clear from the title that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has influenced the show in some way. We’re imagining a detective series set in a fantasy world, which sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
On Veep, Addison has directed numerous episodes while Smith has written scripts alongside Armando Iannucci. Veep won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016, and Addison has picked up a Directors Guild of America award for his work on the show.
We’ll bring you more Warlock Holmes news as we hear it.